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Switzerland(?): 2nd Zionist Congress Praesidium tallion, 1898; bronze; not maker-marked; size: 28.5mm x 38mm; weight: 8.45g. Obv.: 5 portraits w/Yiddish names in Heb., "Dr. Herzl"
Item code: 0130909

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Switzerland(?): 2nd Zionist Congress Praesidium tallion, 1898; bronze; not maker-marked; size: 28.5mm x 38mm; weight: 8.45g. Obv.: 5 portraits w/Yiddish names in Heb., "Dr. Herzl" (Congress president; center), "Bernard Lazare" (distinguished participant; top-right), "Prof. Dr. [Max] Mandelstamm" (vice-president; lower-right), "Dr. [Max] Nordoi" (VP; lower-left), "[Chief-Rabbi] Dr. [Moses] Gaster" (here "Naster"; VP; top-left). Rev.: orig. emblem of Zionist movement in center w/quotation ex Yechezkel, "Behold I will take the sons of Israel from among the gentiles and I delivered them to their land"; edge leg.: "Prasidium dem zweiten kangresem der Zianisten in Basel. 10-12 Elul 5658. 28-30 August 1898." In AU-UNC; one of the finest examples seen.