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Austria: Professor Leo Reinisch 70th birthday bronze commemorative medal by Anton Scharff, 1902; size: 47mm; weight: 44.65g. Obv.: left-facing Reinisch w/ name at right & Schar
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Austria: Professor Leo Reinisch 70th birthday bronze commemorative medal by Anton Scharff, 1902; size: 47mm; weight: 44.65g. Obv.: left-facing Reinisch w/ name at right & Scharff's below. Rev.: Sphynx + 2-line Latin leg. "Multas Invenit Linguas Cum Quaerert Unam". Simon Leo Reinisch was an Austrian Jewish Egyptologist & Africanist, founder of Egyptology & African Studies in Austria, rector of the University of Vienna; discovered Tanis in 1866. He was commemorated with this medal at the time of his retirement. Scharff is described by Forrer as "one of the most celebrated Medallists of modern times" (vol. 5 p.358; listed p.374).