Commemorative Medal for the 25th Anniversary of the Royal Historical Commission, Belgium, 1859.

Obverse Description

Head of the king facing left; around, LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES

Reverse Description

Two women seated on a monument which is inscribed, 22 JUILLET 1832 above a resting lion; the right figure has written on a parchment, 22 JUIL: 1850; around above, COMMISSION ROYALE D'HISTOIRE

Edge Description



On the proposal of Charles Rogier, Minister of the Interior, Leopold I, founded a 'Commission whose task is to research and update previously unpublished Belgian chronicles.' It became known by the shorter title 'Royal Historical Commission'. It's members were to be appointed by the king. This medal was struck to commemorated its 25th Anniversary.

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