Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

PRISON AT NEUFCHATEAU

JEHOTTE, Constant: Belgium, 1874, Bronze, 61 mm
Obv: Front view of prison    MAISON D'ARRET CELLUL. A NEUFCHATEAU
Exergue: PROSPER CORNESSE, MINISTRE DE LA JUSTICE V. BERDEN, ADMINIST. DES PRISONS A. MARCQ. INSPECT. DES CONSTRUCT. CH. DEMAEGHT, ARCHIT.
Rev: Ground plan of prison    REGNE DE LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES 1871-1874
Signed: C. JEHOTTE F.
Ref: Unlisted in Eidlitz;  Weiss BW407

Neufchateau is a town in eastern France. The town, which is thought to occupy the site of the Roman Neomagus, belonged to the dukes of Lorraine in the middle ages. One of its churches, the church of St. Nicholas, combines Romanesque and Gothic styles and is built above a Romanesque crypt. The prison depicted on this medal was built during the reign of King Leopold II of Belgium.

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