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Portrait Medal of King Leopold I of Belgium, in Memory of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of his Accession to the Throne, 1856

  • bronze
  • Inv. 1921-DX

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In 1856, great celebrations took place on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of King Leopold I's accession to the throne. Many medals commemorate this occasion. As thanks for the warm reception, Leopold I wrote a letter to the mayors and councillors of all the Belgian towns and cities. Leopold Wiener, chief engraver at the Mint, was asked to immortalise the full text of this letter on a medal.

Artist

Leopold Wiener RKD
Venlo 1823 - Brussels 1891
medalistsAAT

Title Portrait Medal of King Leopold I of Belgium, in Memory of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of his Accession to the Throne
Date 1856
Period 19th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings title on the front side: Leopold premier roi des belges
signatures (names) on the front side: Leop. Wiener
date on the reverse: 7bre 1856
inscription on the reverse: aux fêtes nationales célébrées dans la capitale du royaume, comme aux fêtes données dans les chef-leux des provinces (...)
inscription on the reverse: P. De Decker min. de l' interieur, Vilain XIIII min. des aff. étrangers, Mercier min. des finances (...)
inscription on the reverse: A Mrs les bourgmestres et échevins des villes et communes du royaume
Collection medals AAT
Object type portrait medal
Inventory number 1921-DX
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1921-DX
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7948/manifest.json
https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7949/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(LEOPOLD I) historical person (LEOPOLD I) Iconclass
61D(BELGIUM) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (BELGIUM) Iconclass
School / Style realism (artistic form of expression) AAT
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