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Palestine (Russia?): Rishon LeZion settlement/Herzl commem. bronze token, circa. 1898; not maker-marked; size: 26mm x 27mm; weight: 6.55g. Obv.: RLZ landscape w/leg. (Yeshayahu, ch
Item code: 0139000

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Palestine (Russia?): Rishon LeZion settlement/Herzl commem. bronze token, circa. 1898; not maker-marked; size: 26mm x 27mm; weight: 6.55g. Obv.: RLZ landscape w/leg. (Yeshayahu, ch. 41) "The first to Zion ['Rishon LeZion'] here they are, and to Jerusalem a portent I shall give" + "Colonia Rishon LeZion"; Heb. date "1882" in exergue. Rev.: left facing Herzl. Rare 3rd variant of RLZ tallions: may commemorate Herzl's visit there on 26 Oct. 1898, whose arrival was met with excitement and pride; he stayed overnight, visiting the winery, the house of Rothschild's official, and being entertained by RLZ's symphony orchestra. Spelling mistakes in the text suggest foreign manufacture; in F-VF and rare.