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Medals : Auction 159 : Lot 479

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Auction 159
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Of Ecclesiastic interest, Honorary Allowance for the Appointment as Cardinal of Engelbertus Sterckx 1838, Obverse bust left ENGELBERTUS • STERCKX • ARCHIEP • MECHLIN, Reverse: PRAESULEM / PIETATE • DOCTRINA • PRUDENTIA / ANIMIQUE • MANSUDUDINE • SPECTATUSIMUM / SS • DD • GREGORIUS • XVI / CARDINALIUM • COLLEGIO • ADSCRIPSIT / XIII • SEPT • M • DCCC • XXXVIII, UNC and nicely toned, the obverse with a few very small spots. Engelbertus Sterckx (2 November 1792 - 4 December 1867) was ministered to the priest in 1815, became a teacher in the major seminary in Mechelen and pastor in Boechout (1821) and pastor's blanket in Antwerp in 1824. In 1827 he became Deputy General and in 1832 the fourteenth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mechelen. On 28, 1838, he was received by Gregory XVI and on September 13, his appointment was cardinal confirmed by the Cardinal Board. On October 23, he was solemnly welcomed to Mechelen. This medal was issued on the occasion of this nomination.

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