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Commemorative Medal of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Government of King Leopold I in 1856, 1856

  • bronze
  • Inv. 1921-DY

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The twenty-fifth anniversary of Leopold I's accession to the throne was celebrated with great pomp throughout the country in 1856. The monarch was enthusiastically received in all parts of the country and the event was remembered in numerous medals struck for the occasion. For this medal, Leopold Wiener had only managed to get the obverse stamped with the portrait of Leopold I by 21 July, so he was forced to use a provisional stamp with the coats of arms of the nine provinces of the empire for the reverse.


Leopold Wiener RKD
Venlo 1823 - Brussels 1891

Title Commemorative Medal of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Government of King Leopold I in 1856
Date 1856
Period 19th century
Location Belgium TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings name at the front, left: LEOPOLD PREMIER
text at the right: ROI DES BELGES
signatures (names): LEOP. WIENER
date on the reverse: 21 JUIL / 1831 / * / 21 JUIL / 1856
date at the back, left: 2I JUILLET
text on the back, top right: RECONNAISSANCE NATIONALE
text at the back, left: XXV ANNIVERSAIRE / DE l'INAUGURATION / DU ROI
signatures (names) on the reverse: LEOP. WIENER
Collection medals AAT
Inventory number 1921-DY
Acquisition credit transfer
Cabinet Numismatique de la Ville de Gand
IIIF Manifest
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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