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Austria: Joseph [von] Wertheimer commemoration medal in bronze by Carl Radnitzky, 1867; size: 44mm; weight: 34.85g; thickness: 2.50mm. Obv. leg.: "Dem Scheidenden Vorstandpraeses"
Item code: 0130399

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Sales price $600.00
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Austria: Joseph [von] Wertheimer commemoration medal in bronze by Carl Radnitzky, 1867; size: 44mm; weight: 34.85g; thickness: 2.50mm. Obv. leg.: "Dem Scheidenden Vorstandpraeses" [The Outgoing Board President] + 2-line subtitle: "Die Beamten der Israel Cultusgemeinde in Wien 1867" [The Officials of the Israelite Religious Community of Vienna, 1867], both surrounding Heb. Proverbs quotation: "A Faithful Man Shall Abound with Blessings" (dots over the letters indicate word itself is laden with blessing); the word "Man" is misspelled. Rev.: left facing Wertheimer and name; name "C. Radnitzky" below. Wertheimer (1800- 1887) was an Austrian philanthropist and author, credited with establishing the the Kindergarten system in Austria and helping fellow Jews acquire trade skills and vocations; trustee & President of the Jewish Community of Vienna (1835-1867), and received the patent of nobility from the Emporor in recognition of his work; Forrer vol. V, p.15. An identical example sold at auction (2014) for €2500.