Belgium: Academie de Malines [Mechelen] 1st prize silver medal to H. Van Den Bergh, 1859-60; reverse by Joseph-Pierre Braemt; size: 37.75mm; weight: 23.7g. Obverse laurels; engraved Fr. legend "Academie of Malines Superior Level Architect 1st Prize, Competition 1859-60". Reverse: left facing King; legend "Leopold Premier | Roi Des Belges". Medallion made from 2 planchets (rim seam). Receipient may be Henriëtte Issabelle Joanna van den Bergh (1838-1920; Jewish?) of Antwerp: daughter of Jan (Jean-Felix), gin-distiller & married to Emil Mayer, of Cologne; son Fritz Mayer (1858-1901) was art collector & she established "Museum Mayer van den Bergh" for him.
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