Menu


Germany > Frankfurt: copper-coated bronze token for wedding of Siegmund Rosenbaum & Dora Hamburger, 1898; not maker-marked; size: 3.95cm; weight: 21.4g. Obv.: Heb. leg (Song
Item code: 0133182

Email

Price
Sales price $500.00
Description
Germany > Frankfurt: copper-coated bronze token for wedding of Siegmund Rosenbaum & Dora Hamburger, 1898; not maker-marked; size: 3.95cm; weight: 21.4g. Obv.: Heb. leg (Song of Songs) "On the Day of Their Wedding & on the Day of Their Hearts' Happiness on A' of Rosh Chodesh Shvat [1st day new month of Shvat, of year] 658 Excluding Thousand Year [w/o incl. '5' in "5658" - 24 January 1898]; 3 cities listed: Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim & Grebenstein; 9-line leg. in Ger. & Heb. "Our Children Siegmund Rosen- baum [Heb. name] Shimshon & Dora Hamburger [Heb. name] Tirza on the occastion of their wedding, commiss- ioned by Karoline & Leopold Hamburger [K.u.L.H.]". Rev.: shields of Hesse & Hamburg under wedding canopy; pair of clasped hands below; Heb. leg. (based on "Song of Songs"): "Lovely Are You My Wife as 'Tirza' [play on words; Heb.: 'very desired woman'] etc". Designer may be Jewish medallist Max Lewy, Frankfurt, who designed wedding commem. plaque for Adolf Hamburger, 1913 (Forrer v7 p553). Groom (1860-1942, d. Ramat Gan) was a Director of Palatine Bank, Mannheim; wife (1876-1939, d. RG) was daughter of Leopold Hamburger, famous Frankfurt coin dealer (maybe relative of Joseph, who sold Feill's collection in 1908). In BU, spot on rev.; GJPM-138; Fellner-2342