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Medal - Leopold Duke of Brabant, Belgium, circa 1845 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34550

Summary:
Commemorative Medal for Leopold Duke of Brabant. Designed by Jacques Wiener, issued by Belgium, circa 1845. This medal depicts the future Leopold II of Belgium as a young man, he became Duke of Brabant in 1840.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 50 mm (Diameter)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), McArthur Bequest, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royalty
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1845 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right; around, LEOP: LUD: PH: MAR: VICT: DUX BRABANTIAE below in small letters, J. WIENER FEC. (the letters FEC weakly struck)
Reverse Description: PATRIAE / SPES / ALTERA, / CRESCE
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Leopold I, Belgium, (1840 - 1865)
Artist: Jacques Weiner
Person Depicted: Leopold II, Belgium

As Duke of Brabant, he was born in 1835 and made Duke in 1840, becoming Leopold II in 1865
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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