Token - Martineau and National Tokens Grandes Orgues 1703-1967 - Saint-Quetin

Token - Martineau and National Tokens (Grandes Orgues 1703-1967 - Saint-Quetin) - obverseToken - Martineau and National Tokens (Grandes Orgues 1703-1967 - Saint-Quetin) - reverse

© Raoul Dusentier

Features

Location France
Issuing entity Martineau
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Souvenir medals › Tourist souvenir
Year 2013
Composition Nordic gold
Weight 16.13 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
196094

Obverse

General view of the Saint-Quentin basilica, French commune of the department L'Aisne, region Hauts-de-France.Automatically translated

Script: Latin

Lettering:
Basilique
Saint-Quentin

Reverse

Representation of the great organ in the Basilica of Saint-Quentin.Automatically translated

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GRANDES ORGUES
1703-1967

Edge

Reeded

Token - Martineau and National Tokens (Grandes Orgues 1703-1967 - Saint-Quetin) -  obverse

© PLH28

Mint

Mauquoy Token Company, Westerlo, Belgium

Comments

The current building was born of the ambition of the canons of Saint-Quentin. Wishing to demonstrate their power and independence from the bishops, they wanted to build a church that would surpass the size of neighboring cathedrals, particularly those of Noyon and Soissons. This goal was achieved, with the basilica ranking among France's largest churches, with dimensions comparable to those of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. However, due to financial constraints and the wars, the building was never completed. Instead of the planned monumental façade, the basilica retains its tower-porch inherited from the Carolingian abbey church, giving it a singular appearance. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilique_Saint-QuentinAutomatically translated

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