France: "The Benevolent Jew" Society (circa. 1920), silvered bronze medal by French Jewish medalist Emmanuel Hannaux; 48mm x 70mm; 99.95g: artistic award plaque created for a fraternal benefit society ("La Bienfaisante Israélite"), founded in Paris in 1843, and intended to be awarded to a recipient though the field for an engraved dedication (reverse) is blank; possibly awarded around the period to commemorate 75 years to the Society's founding.
Though not mentioned by Daniel Friedenberg in his books on Jewish medalists, the American Jewish Yearbook for 1903 mentions that Hannaux was awarded the Medal of Honor from the Jury on Sculpture at the Salon of French Artists. In VF.
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