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70070
Moses Joachimsthal, Praguemedaille series, after Hieronymus Magdeburger & school
28870070
Germany(?): 'Moses' Joachimsthal of the 'Praguemedaille' series (tallion), after Hieronymus Magdeburger & school (ND), circa. 1535 or later cast; white metal; size: 36mm; weight: 12.45. Obverse: Moses facing left with long, pointed beard & upraised horns; legend "DER• HER• IST• MEIN• STERCK• VN• LOBSANG• VN• IST• MEI• HEIL*" and "MO ISE" on either side, "•EX•15•" below & Hebrew word "Moses" on collar. Reverse: square with 4 lined Hebrew legend "Shall Have no Other G-D Before Me"(?) and "•EXODVS•Zo•" below; "DV•SOLT KE" / "IN•ANDER•" / "GOTTER•N" / "EBEN•MIR H" around square. Rare design; ref Katz 146. In EF-AU.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Biblical & Religious Medals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 16th Century, which are Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70079
Russian Moses/Shema Yisrael silver Judaica tallion, possibly by Egorov of Moscow
30370079
Russia: Moses/"Shmah Yisrael" silver prayer Jewish tallion, circa. late 19th Century; possibly Aleksandr Sergeev Egorov of Moscow; size: 18.25mm x 27mm; weight: 2.95g. Oval tallion depicting Moses with rays above his head, holding tablet of the Ten Commandments. On reverse, on 6 lines, in Hebrew, separated by rosette devices, the most important prayer in the Jewish religion, "To the Loyal King: Hear O Israel, the Lord is our G-d, the Lord is One. Blessed is the Name of His Glorious Kingdom for all Eternity". Tallions of this kind were popular in the late 19th Century in Czarist Russia and may have been given as gifts to Bar or Bat Mitzvah boys and girls.

The designs seen on other tallions are almost identical to this one (including the 'rod' device passing across Moses), though the text of the prayer can vary (omitting the first and third utterances). However, with regard to the text used some contain serious incompletions or spelling mistakes (of G-d's name) - perhaps by non-Jewish minters or engravers: here, the prayer is written correctly for a single person (of Ashkenazi tradition) and so opens with "To the Loyal King:" ("El Melech Neeman"). Here the name "G-d" is correctly written in Hebrew as the 4-lettered word "Yehova" rather than with a double "Yud" letter as is seen on other incorrectly designed tallions. As the silversmith's marks are stamped on the loop (obverse side), they are hard to discern but appear to be "AE" with the standard Russian silver content "84" (partially clipped) of that time (84/96th pure silver). Egorov, also spelled "Yegorov" may have been a Jewish silversmith as his name appears on other religious articles of Jewish interest. In F-VF.


Product Tags: Russian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Medals & Tokens of Jewish Customs and Rituals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Russia and from 19th Century, which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70081
Germany Judaica Julius Theodor/Sophie Erbstein wedding anniversary token 1880
27470081
Germany > Dresden: Theodor & Sophie Erbstein golden wedding anniversary cast token, 1880; uneven planchet, silvered bronze(?); not maker-marked; size: 20.75mm; weight: 2.45g. Obverse: 8 line legend "The Happy Couple Theodor and Sophie Erbstein on [their] Golden Wedding Anniversary". Reverse: couples' 1st initial T + S within wreath; Star of David above emitting rays. Julius Theodor Erbstein (1803- 1882), was a lawyer, chief State archivist & numismatist, son Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Erbstein; he & J. H. Sophie (b. Muller) both born 1803; sons Julius & Albert Erbstein both well-known numismatists & Dresden museum directors.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Medals & Tokens of Jewish Customs and Rituals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 19th Century, which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates
SOLD $75.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70097
New Jewish Hospital Hamburg silver Judaica medal by Hans Friedrich Alsing, 1841
25670097
Germany: the New Jewish Hospital in Hamburg, 1841, by Hans Friedrich Alsing; silver (large size 45mm), 43.75g, in VF: with bust of Salomon Heine and legend "Menschenliebe ist die Krone aller Tugenden" (in English: "Human love is the crown of all virtues"); on obverse view of the home with German legend "Frau Betty Heine zum andenken erbaut von ihrem Gatten" (in English: [dedicated to] "Mrs. Betty Heine built in memory of her husband"). Salomon Heine (1766-1844) was a German banker and philanthropist, the uncle of Heinrich Heine, and the principal benefactor of the hospital who dedicated its construction to his deceased wife, Betty.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Institutions and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 19th Century,
Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70098
New Jewish Hospital Hamburg bronze Judaica medal by Hans Friedrich Alsing, 1841
23570098
Germany: large bronze medal of the New Jewish Hospital in Hamburg, 1841, by Hans Friedrich Alsing; size: 45mm; weight: 42.35g, in EF. obverse: the home with German legend "Frau Betty Heine zum andenken erbaut von ihrem Gatten" ('[dedicated to] Mrs. Betty Heine built in memory of her husband'). reverse: Heine's bust & legend "Menschenliebe ist die Krone aller Tugenden" ('Human love is the crown of all virtues'). Salomon Heine (1766-1844) was Jewish German banker & philanthropist, Heinrich Heine's uncle & principal benefactor of the hospital. An identical medal in similar grade sold at auction (2014) for €2500.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Institutions and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 19th Century,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70099
New Jewish Hospital Hamburg/Salomon Heine small bronze Judaica medal by JD, 1841
23770099
Germany: Jewish Hospital in Hamburg, 1841, by J.D.; bronze, Æ 23mm, 4.05g. With bust of Salomon Heine and view of the home. Heine was the uncle of Heinrich Heine, and the principal benefactor of the hospital who dedicated its construction to his deceased wife. He established the new hospital in response to the poor medical conditions of the city's own hospital, and the Jewish Hospital was open to all residents of all religions. In VF-EF but with signs of cleaning in places.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Institutions and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 19th Century,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70100
New Jewish Hospital Hamburg/Queen Victoria small bronze Judaica medal mule, 1841
25270100
Germany: Jewish Hospital in Hamburg/Salomon Heine, 1841 medal mule with reverse of Queen Victoria (1850), in bronze; size: 23mm; weight: 3.8g. Obverse: re-engraved version of 1841 original with design of hospital and text dedicating its 1841 construction to Heine's deceased wife, Betty, but different letter sizing/spacing than the original strike, no beeded edge or the period after the date. Reverse: left facing Queen Victoria with leg "Victoria Regina. | 1850" & signed A&M, in place of Salomon Heine's image as on original. In VF and rare; Brett-2888 (only listed in tin).


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Institutions and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 19th Century,
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70110
Austrian Joseph Wertheimer silver Judaica medal by Carl Radnitzky, 1867 BU
23370110
Austria: Joseph [von] Wertheimer commemoration medal in silver by Carl Radnitzky, 1867; 44.5mm, 34.85g; thickness: 2.75mm. Obverse legend: "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], surrounding Hebrew Proverbs quotation "A Faithful Man Shall Abound with Blessings" (dots over letters indicate word is laden with blessing); the word "Man" is misspelled. Reverse: left facing Wertheimer with name + "C. Radnitzky" below. Wertheimer (1800- 1887) was Austrian philanthropist & author; established Kindergarten system in Austria & helped Jews acquire trade skills/vocations; trustee & President of Vienna Jewish Community; received nobility from Emperor in recognition of his work; Forrer vol. V, p.15. A thinner bronze example sold at auction (2014) for €2500. The silver & bronze issues weigh the same in spite of identical size because of variations in their planchet thickness.


Product Tags: Austrian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Austria and from 19th Century, which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Minting/Production Error, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
SOLD $599.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:15
70111
Austrian Ludwig August von Frankl Judaica recognition medal, Carl Radnitzky 1880
23370111
Austria > Vienna: Ludwig August von Frankl Jewish Community recognition medal, 1880; struck in bronze(?); by Carl Radnitzky; weight: 29.1g; size: 39.75mm. Obverse: left facing Frankl; legend "L:A : Frankl Ritter V:Hochwart". Reverse: coat of arms of "Jewish Religious Community" + date '1880' above; motto in Germanic script below"By Word and Deed"; rim legend "The Friends and Fellow Officers of the Israelite Religious Community in Vienna". Frankl (1810-1894) was Jewish Austrian poet, writer & philanthropist; promoted awareness of Jewish identity; helped establish the Lemel School in Jerusalem, and Schiller monument (1876) for which he received hereditary title "Knight of Hochwart" by Emperor Franz Joseph I. Conferred "freedom of the city" accolade by city of Vienna (1880) and probably for this occasion the city's Jewish community was issued this medal (Forrer-unlisted but holds Radnitzky's works in high exteem). In EF-AU; Forrer vol.5 p. 11-16.


Product Tags: Austrian, Holylandish Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Austria, Holyland and from 19th Century, which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70112
Austrian Adolf von Sonnenthal birthday Judaica plaque by Ede Telcs, 1904
26070112
Austria: Adolf von Sonnenthal 70th birthday uniface plaque by Ede Telcs, 1904, in bronze; size: 44 x 67.75mm; weight: 75.35g. The German legend reads that the plaque was issued in honor of Sonnenthal by the vice president of the Vienna Jewish Museum. Sonnenthal was an Austrian-Jewish actor in honor of whom numerous medals were made during his lifetime: the presentation of this medal to him by the Jewish museum rather than by a higher authority (in spite of Sonnenthal being accorded nobility by the emperor) was probably due to the anti-Semitism of the Viennese mayor, Karl Lueger (in 1896 the celebration of his fortieth anniversary was marred by the anti-Semitic feeling of the Vienna city council which refused to extend the freedom of the city to him). The medallist Telcs was a Hungarian-Jew, and became the official war medalist of the Austro-Hungarian empire during the First World War. This medal was one of five he presented to the Budapest Jewish Museum, and may therefore represent one of the most important works of his according to his own judgment. References: JMM-80 & 81, Forrer vol. 8 and Jewish Encyclopedia entry for Sonnenthal.


Product Tags: Austrian, Hungarian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Austria, Hungary and from 20th Century, 1900s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70113
Austrian Carl Andorfer uniface Judaica bronze plaque by Hans Schaefer 1906
20570113
Austria: Carl Andorfer uniface commemorative bronze plaque, 1906, by Hans Schaefer; size: 3.15 x 5.65cm; weight: 33.3g. Obverse: left facing Andorfer, name below; "Vienna 1906" beneath + Schaefer's name at base. Andorfer (1852- 1912) was a famous numismatist, owner of "Andorfer & Bachmann", vice-president of the Numismatic Society from 1902 to 1905, and helped create a large collection of medals commemorating musicians (bought by Paul Niggl), which formed basis of book he published (1907), "Musica in Nummis". This medal probably honors Andorfer's services to the Society. In UNC; Forrer v.5 p.350.


Product Tags: Austrian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Austria and from 20th Century, 1900s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70114
Austrian Judaica Gustav Mahler cast bronze plaque by Franz Stiasny Czasny 1930s
25670114
Austria: Gustav Mahler cast bronze plaque by Franz Stiasny, ND (circa. 1930's), mounted on wooden display; size (plaque only): 54.5 x 63mm; weight (whole unit) 173.3g. Plaque depicts right-facing relief profile of Mahler with his name on lower right, with "F. Stiasny" in upper left corner. Mahler (1860-1911) was a Jewish-Austrian composer, considered the leading composer and conductor of his generation; the medallist Stiasny (born Franz Czasny, 1872-1941; Forrer listed v.5 p. 684-5 & vol. 8 p 223) was born in Vienna and died in unconfirmed circumstances in Poland - suggesting, in light of his early age, that he may have been Jewish. Ref: Niggl-1238.


Product Tags: Austrian, Polish Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Austria, Poland and from 20th Century, 1930s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70115
Austrian Bruno Walter bronze Judaica plaquette by Edwin Grienauer, c. 1962
18670115
Austria: Bruno Walter profile bronze uniface plaquette by Edwin Grienauer, c. 1962; size: 47 x 60.5mm; weight: 70.1g. Walter (1876-1962) was a German-born Jewish conductor, who conducted symphonies in Germany, Austria and New York; a close friend of Gustav Mahler and considered one of the foremost musicians of the 20th Century. The medallist Grienauer (1893-1964), is considered one of the more important Viennese sculptors and medallists of the 20th Century, and has - ironically - to his credit a bust of Adolf Hitler, which was displayed for a time in the lobby of the Vienna University until it was returned to him after World War II.


Product Tags: Austrian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Austria and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $39.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70116
French Judaica medal commemorating Alfred Dreyfus & Fernand Labori
24070116
France: Alfred Dreyfus/Fernand Labori medallion (ND); bronze(?); 22.5mm, 4.2g: busts of Dreyfus & Labori below their names; may date to period of Emile Zola's letter "J'accuse", which effectively reopened the trial (1898). In VF.


Product Tags: French Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from France and from Dreyfus Affair, 19th Century which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
SOLD $49.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70117
Judaica medal for 100th Astroid discovered w/Jewish astronomer Goldschmidt, 1868
17970117
France: bronze medal commemorating the 100th Astroid discovered, featuring Jewish Franco-German astronomer Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt, 1868; by Alphée Dubois; size: 69.25mm; thickness: 4.5mm; weight: 167.7g. Obverse: allegorical female figure + Fr. legend "100 Planets Discovered Between Mars and Jupiter 1801-1868" & names of 3 pioneering astronomers Piazzi, Olbers & Hencke. Reverse: profiles of John Russell Hind, Goldschmidt & Robert Luther. Goldschmidt received the Royal Astronomical Society's Gold Medal in 1861 for discovering more asteroids than any other person up to that time. In original case.


Product Tags: French Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from France and from 19th Century, which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70118
French Narcisse Leven Alliance Israelite Universelle Judaica medal, Hannaux 1910
23770118
France: Narcisse Leven 50th Anniversary of Alliance Israelite Universelle, 1910; struck in bronze; by Jewish medalist Emmanuel Hannaux; weight: 94.25g; size: 59mm. Obverse depicts detailed left facing bust of Leven with French legend around edge "Narcisse Leven Pt. [President] De L'Alliance Israelite Universelle"; on reverse an allegorical image of female artist set against a castle and a canvas with Tablets of the 10 Commandments, two hands shaking and the Hebrew word "[the] Other", with the Alliance's name and dates of the jubilee (1960-1910) around the edge. In AU with nice toning; some surface residue from holder; two light manufacturing impressions on the top rim on obverse; JMM-60.

Narcisse Levin (1833-1915) together with Adolphe Cremieux and 15 other young French Jews established the Alliance in 1860 to protect both Jewish and non-Jewish minority rights, on the basis of Judaic principles and the ideals of the French revolution (1789). The AIU promotes the ideals of Jewish self-sufficieny and defense through education and profressional development, and its motto is the Rabbinic injunction "All of Israel is responsible for each other". The AIU embarked on a "civilizing mission" to advance the progress of Jews in the Middle East on the basis of French education and culture, and - from a numismatic angle - in this framework, in 1879 produced the AIU tokens of the Mikveh Israel Jewish agricultural school in Palestine. Leven was the AIU's general secretary from 1863 to 1883, its vice president from 1883 to 1898, and its president from 1898.


Product Tags: French, Holylandish Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from France, Holyland and from 20th Century, 1910s which are Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $179.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70119
French Shmuel Yosef Shai Agnon Nobel Prize Judaica medal by Hélène Guastalla
22770119
France: Shmuel Yosef ("Shai") Agnon Nobel Prize commemoration bronze medal by Hélène Guastalla (1903-1983); size: 76.5mm; weight: 212.5g. On obverse an image of Agnon facing forward, with French cursive legend around "1966 Nobel Prize for Literature" and "Agnon". On reverse image of the wild dog from Agnon's work "Only Yesterday", unusually with the words in Hebrew "Kelev Shote" - wild dog. In BU; rim nick visible on obverse. The medallist, Guastalla, may be Jewish.


Product Tags: French, Israeli Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from France, Israel and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70120
French artistic Judaica medal of André Salmon by Maurice Savin
24770120
France: André Salmon bronze medal by Maurice Savin, ND; size: 66mm; weight: 142.35g. Obverse depicts left-facing portrait of Salmon with legend in French above; on reverse image of woman in a sea supporting a man holding a balance. Andre Salmon (1881-1969) was a French-Jewish poet, art critic and writer; an early defender of Cubism; and ironically prosecuted after the Second World War for continuing to write for the [originally non-political] newspaper 'Le Petit Parisien', which had become a pro-Nazi propaganda outlet during the occupation. This medal is one of a series of different medals designed by Savin, honoring French artists.


Product Tags: French Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from France and from 20th Century, which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70121
German 25th anniversary bibliophile Judaica medal for Gustav Kirstein, 1929
17470121
Germany: 25th anniversary bibliophile bronze commemoration medal for Gustav Kirstein, 1929, by Bruno Eyermann; size: 50.5mm; weight: 51.4g. Obverse: female holding owl; German legend "25 Jahre Bibliophilen Abend + Leipzig + 1904 1929". Reverse: left-facing Kirstein; German legend "Gustav Kirstein Dem Bibliophilen" ['Gustav Kirstein The Bibliophile']. Issued by the most presigious bibliophilic association in Germany, the "Leipziger Bibliophilen-Abend". Kirstein (d. 1934) was a Jewish author; co-manager of EA Seemann Verlag, 1904, and helped turn it into into one of the leading art publishers in Germany; Forrer v.7 p.285.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 20th Century, 1920s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70122
German Moses Mendelssohn large relief bust Judaica medal by Robert Ball c. 1929
22570122
Germany: Moses Mendelssohn large relief bust uniface medal, bronze by J.O. (Robert Ball); 100.6mm, 134g: left-facing profile of Mendelssohn on obverse; reverse is incused, with loop for hanging the medal. The minter's name ("Verlag Rob Ball Nchf Berlin") - Robert Ball, Berlin - appears along the edge below the bust. Undated but probably produced for the bicentennial of Mendelssohn's birth, c.1929 (the firm of Robert Ball minted medals both in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries). In UNC.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 20th Century, 1920s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
SOLD $300.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70123
German Moses Mendelssohn medium sized relief bust Judaica medal by Robert Ball
23470123
Germany: Moses Mendelssohn bust medium sized relief bronze medal, by J.O. (Robert Ball numismatists); 62mm; 103.85g. Left-facing profile of Mendelssohn w/3 lined leg. "Moses Mendelssohn 1729-1786". Undated but probably produced for 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth, c. 1929. In VF-EF.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 20th Century, 1920s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70124
German Moses Mendelssohn Center silver award? medal in proof state by H. Konig
22670124
Germany: Moses Mendelssohn Center ("Moses-Mendelsohn-Zentrum") award(?) medal (ND); in .999 silver (proof state), by Helmut König; 40.5mm, 34.45g: obverse depicts emblem of the Center, which is the stylized twin Hebrew letters "Mem" and "Mem" (for Moses Mendelssohn) above simple boxes with the text names of the Center at the University of Potsdam and the Foundation of the New Synagogue of Berlin "Centrum Judaicum"; reverse: Mendelssohn's bust facing right with his name and dates of birth/death.

Prior to 2009 this may be the design as evidenced by the medal's size in the photo of Charlotte Knobloch's presentation in 2008 and the implication of the image shown on the website of the MMZ (which shows an image of the reverse of this medal on its page about the "Moses Mendelssohn-Medaille"); as of 2009 however, this is not the actual medal (which is now much larger and depicts a left-facing bust of Mendelssohn, as seen in the photo of Daniel Barenboim receiving the award). This particular piece was aquired by the consignor before 2009: as of 2009, lacking any special subject content on the medal, if this medal is still produced it may be for participants of the ceremony (in line with its apparent depiction of the institute's website), since the center would be too small to produce a silver medal like this for the mere purpose of memorabilia. The "Moses Mendelssohn Medal" has been awarded annually since 1993 "to deserving individuals who have shown commitment to the purposes and in the tradition of thought of Moses Mendelssohn for international understanding and tolerance and against xenophobia. The figures are honored with the medal in their work with the goals of our institute in accordance with their commitment and promote the dissemination of the idea of tolerance in society." No sources as yet indicate how many such medals are produced annually, though only 1 is awarded each year, so rare.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 20th Century,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70125
East German Dessau/Mendelssohn Anniversary Judaica medal by Helmut Konig 1988
18670125
East Germany (GDR): 775th Anniversary of Dessau 1213-1988 / Mendelssohn bust medal (1988); in bronze, by Helmut König; 40.5mm, 31.35g: depicts arms of the city of Dessau on obverse and left-facing bust of Moses Mendelssohn on reverse. Of note is that both the city and the medalist were based in East Germany (GDR) of that time, and nevertheless Konig depicted a Jew on the medal (albeit his figure looks more devilish than in Koenig's other work above). Mendelssohn was born in Dessau, but in light of the regime at the time (1988) it is remarkable that this subject was chosen to adorn a coin celebrating the hertiage of the city: philatelists may know that between 1981-86 East Germany routinely rejected mail which carried philatelic material of Jewish subjects it deemed "objectionable" (see Lot #a61362 for example). In Proof state (case is cracked).


Product Tags: East German, German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany (East), Germany and from 20th Century, 1980s, Cold War which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70126
British Nathan Mayer Rothschild death Judaica medal 1836 Joseph Moore/Hyam Hyams
18170126
Great Britain: Nathan Mayer Rothschild death memorial medal in bronze; by Joseph Moore (not marked); size: 61mm; weight: 101.4g. Obverse: 3-lined Latin legend based on Rothschild's initials, "Nummis Maximus Reperitur." ['the greatest is found in coins']; date of death in Roman numerals below, on 2 lines "OB JUL. XXVIII MDCCCXXXVI" [obiit - he died] July 28 1836. Reverse: right-facing Rothschild with name above, "Pub. by Hyam Hyams" below. Medal designed by Joseph Moore (Forrer vol. IV p. 140), and commissioned by Hyam Hyams, a Jewish London goldsmith, watch and clock maker, and money changer upon Rothschild's death. Nathan Rothschild (1777-1836) is credited as the financial genius of the Rothschild family: he founded the British branch of the family's bank (N. M. Rothschild and Sons) and financed the Duke of Wellington's campaign against Napoleon; GJPM-88 & JMM-66-67.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from United Kingdom and from 19th Century, Victorian Britain which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $399.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70127
Hungarian Dr. Armin Vambery 80th birthday Judaica plaquette, 1912 by Kormendi
23370127
Hungary: Dr. Armin Vambery 80th birthday uniface bronze plaquette, 1912; by Jenő [Eugene] Körmendi–Frim, minted by Ludvig E. of Budapest; size: 59.5x60 mm; weight: 128.7g. Left profile of Vambery with latin numerals for birthday. Commissioned by Hungarian scientific associations in 1911 for the occasion. Vambery (born Hermann/Ármin Bamberger/Wamberger) was a Jewish Turkologist and traveller, d. 1913; Kormendi was a baptized Jewish medallist. Ref: JMM-90; comes in original display.


Product Tags: Hungarian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Jewish Personalities and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Hungary and from 20th Century, 1910s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
SOLD $75.00
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The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
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