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Austria/Hungary: Mattersdorf (Mattersburg) Jewish community copper token, c. late 18th-early 19th Cent.; not maker-marked; size: 26.5mm; weight: 4.75g. Same design on both sides: w
Item code: 0133190

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Sales price $400.00
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Austria/Hungary: Mattersdorf (Mattersburg) Jewish community copper token, c. late 18th-early 19th Cent.; not maker-marked; size: 26.5mm; weight: 4.75g. Same design on both sides: wheat(?) branch interlocked with olive/berry branch. Obv.: initials "IGM" ('Israelitische Gemeinde Matzelsdorf'). Rev.: Hebrew initials ד"מ"ק ("KMD"). All sources (quoting Neumann) call this a "slaughter token", and say the Hebrew letters mean IGM. But Hebrew acronyms work differently: the letters may be a number (144) refering to year made 5544 = 1783-84; no indications this is a slaughter token, maybe community tax/ charity. Top left rev. edge surface missing (die flaw?).