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Austria(?): Judas Iscariot/ Jesus medal (ND), circa. 1915; blackened bronze cast; not maker-marked; size: 61.75mm, weight: 73.45g. Obv.: 'Jewish-looking' Judas whispering to stern-
Item code: 0130354

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Austria(?): Judas Iscariot/ Jesus medal (ND), circa. 1915; blackened bronze cast; not maker-marked; size: 61.75mm, weight: 73.45g. Obv.: 'Jewish-looking' Judas whispering to stern-looking Jesus; legend: "Judas Jscharioth". Rev.: 4-lined legend above coat of arms: "DEM ERZVERRÄTER AUS DEM HAUSE SAVOYEN" ['The Arch-Traitor from the House of Savoy']. May be a reference to Italy's Triple Alliance pact with Germany & Austria-Hungary which she did not honor when WWI broke out: under domestic pressure she did not join the war, and when fearing revenge she joined the allies (1915). In UNC Kirsch-42.