France, Napoleon I Bonaparte. Bronze medal commemorating Napoleon's presence in Osterode, 1807, by Andrieu, Denon, Bramsen 631, Julius 1735, Zeitz 82, Bronze 40 mm, weight 38,43 g., Condition aUNC, nice brown patina with luster. A medal that is sure to catch the attention of any collector of Napoleonic medals.
Belgium, Leopold I (1831-1865). Bronze medal 1852, dedicated to Pierre Theodor Verhaegen
- KOD: 4609079RMA
Belgium, Leopold I (1831-1865). Bronze medal 1852, dedicated to Pierre Theodor Verhaegen, President of the House of Representatives, Belgian politician, founder of the Free University of Brussels, by L. Wiener, Bronze 67,00 mm, weight 124,37 g., Condition aUNC, nice brown patina with luster.
Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen (5 September 1796 – 8 December 1862) was a Belgian lawyer and liberal politician, known as the founder of the Free University of Brussels. He was twice chairman of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives (from 28 June 1848 to 28 September 1852 and from 17 December 1857 to June 1859). Verhaegen's founding of the Free University of Brussels is celebrated annually by students of both successor institutions with an event called Saint-Verhaegen/Sint-Verhaegen. The formal celebration consists in faculty honouring Verhaegen by placing flowers at his tomb. Concurrently, thousands of students from both universities have a daylong party and procession through downtown Brussels. source: wikipedia.org