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1936 Fisch et Cie Bronze Medallion Coin Queen Astrid of Belgium Signed N. Lebrum

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Fisch & Cie Astrid of Sweden (17 November 1905 – 29 August 1935) was Queen of the Belgians as the first wife of King Leopold III. By birth she was a princess of Sweden's royal House of Bernadotte. She was queen for less than two years, dying in a car accident at age 29. Her only daughter, Joséphine-Charlotte later became Grand Duchess of Luxembourg while both of her sons, reigned as King of the Belgians. Her grandsons include King Philippe of Belgium and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Astrid was also a maternal aunt of King Harald V of Norway. Fisch et Cie The company established by German-born Antoine Fisch (1827-1892)is one of the best known in Belgium. Antoine studied with J. Würden before coming to Brussels and starting modestly in 1853 in the Greepstraat. At the death of Antoine Fisch, Joseph Fisch, together with his mother Jeanne Wicot, his sister Antoinette and his older brother Paul, was involved in managing the family business. The Fisch dynasty was continued by Joseph (1870-1916), his wife Marie Cloetens (+ 1938), and their son Fernand Fisch (+ 1962). Fernand Fisch was a great lover of the Art Medal. He had many contacts both in Belgium and abroad, and in 1937 he was co-founder ofthe Fédération Internationale des Editeurs de Médailles (FIDEM), today the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille. Approx. Dimensions: Diameter: 2 3/8" Thickness: 3/16" Case Width : 3 3/4" Case Length: 3 3/4" Case Height: 2 3/4 Weight: 104 grams Condition: Great condition, comes with original leather case. Small scuffs to the leather. Please see all photos. LOC. D
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