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Romania: Sephardic Jewish Communitee 200th Jubilee medal, 1931; struck in gilded bronze(?); size (tallion only): 28.25x31.5mm; weight: 10.45g. Obv.: Ten Commands & Menorah; Rom. le
Item code: 0130977

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Romania: Sephardic Jewish Communitee 200th Jubilee medal, 1931; struck in gilded bronze(?); size (tallion only): 28.25x31.5mm; weight: 10.45g. Obv.: Ten Commands & Menorah; Rom. leg. "Jubileul de Două Sute ani de la Întemeierea Comunităţii 1730-1930" ("Two Hundred Years Jubilee to the foundation of the Community 1730-1930"). Rev.: Star of David & "Shadday" ("G-d") + Heb. leg. "Jews of Sephardic Ethnicity Bucharest" & Rom. leg. "Comunitatea Israeliţilor de rit Spaniol din Bucureşti" ("Jewish Community of Spanish Origin in Bucharest"). Jews lived in Romania since 2nd C. AD, but Sephardic Jews largely arrived after Spanish Inquisition (1492); medal commemorates official "establishment" of Sephardic Jewish presence in Bucharaest per date of official recognition of Jewish [and Sephardic] residence of banker Mentes Bally & physician Daniel de Fonseca. In AU with a few minor rim nicks.