[SOLD!] 1914 Belgium, World War I - The Wounded Soldier, Cardinal Mercier Large Commemorative Bronze Medal by J.Jourdain. Attractive Relief & Beautiful Details, Well-Struck in Excellent Condition, Some Toning. Extremely Rare!
We have on offer here, a 1914 Belgium, World War I - The Wounded Soldier, Cardinal Mercier Large Commemorative Bronze Medal by J.Jourdain. Attractive Relief & Beautiful Details, Well-Struck in Excellent Condition, Some Toning. Extremely Rare!
About Cardinal Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Patriotism and Endurance World War I
"Désiré-Félicien-François-Joseph Mercier (21 November 1851 – 23 January 1926) was a Belgian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and a noted scholar. A Thomist scholar, he had several of his works translated into other European languages. He was known for his book, Les origines de la psychologie contemporaine (1897). His scholarship gained him recognition from the Pope and he was appointed as Archbishop of Mechelen, serving from 1906 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1907.
Mercier is noted for his staunch resistance to the German occupation of 1914–1918 during the Great War.
After the invasion, he distributed a strong pastoral letter, Patriotism and Endurance, to be read in all his churches, urging the people to keep up their spirits. He served as a model of resistance."
Obverse: Cardinal Désiré-Joseph Mercier Facing Left
Reverse: Wounded Soldier Helped by Belgium Maiden, Patriotism & Endurance
This is a well-struck beautiful and good clear relief medal, with very beautiful in details. The Medal is attractive to the eye, nicely heavy in the hand, the medal is of more than a century ( Vintage > 102 years old), the medal projects a 3-D / like impressions and feels very well in your hand. Fairly priced!
An extremely rare piece of history that can be a fantastic piece of your collection! Authenticity is Guaranteed for Life!
Note: Prices indicated are in Singapore $ Dollars
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