Belgium. Bronze medal 1851, commemorating Minister of Finance Hubert Frère-Orban
- KOD: 4609006RMA
Belgium. Bronze medal 1851, commemorating Minister of Finance Hubert Frère-Orban, by Adolphe Christian Jouvenel, title on front: FRÈRE - ORBAN, MINISTRE DES FINANCES, inscription on the reverse: ÉTABLISSEMENT / DE L' ÉQUILIBRE DANS LES FINANCES / DE L' ÉTAT. / LOI SUR LES TRAVAUX PUBLICS. / CRÉATION / DE LA BANQUE NATIONALE. / ORGANIZATION / DU SERVICE DU CAISSIER DE L' ETAT. / INSTITUTION / DE LA CAISSE GÉNÉRALE / DE RETRAITE. / CRÉDIT FONCIER. /, Bronze 50,00 mm, weight 49,43 g., Condition aUNC, beautiful brown patina with luster.
Hubert Joseph Walthère Frère-Orban (Liège 1812 - Brussels 1896) was a legal scholar and liberal politician closely involved in the start-up of the young Belgian state. He served successively as minister of public works and minister of finance. In 1851, he was honoured with this medal of honour for his many achievements, listed on the reverse.