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Germany > Hamburg: Gabriel Riesser homage medal in bronze, 1836; by Gottfried Loos & L. Held; size: 59.5mm; weight: 109.85g. Obv.: religious Knowledge nursing two babies + 2
Item code: 0130401

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Germany > Hamburg: Gabriel Riesser homage medal in bronze, 1836; by Gottfried Loos & L. Held; size: 59.5mm; weight: 109.85g. Obv.: religious Knowledge nursing two babies + 2 'midwives' (Judaism & Christianity) on either side; legend (Malachi Ch. 2 v. 10): "Have we not all one Father - Has not one G-d created us". Rev. dedication: "The soldier of justice and freedom For Dr. Gabriel Riesser His Hamburg coreligionists". Riesser (1806- 1863) was a leading advocate of Jewish emancipation, becoming the first Jewish judge in Germany; medal may be for 30th birthday. In AU-UNC; GJPM-137, Gaed. 2064, Joseph/Fellner 2862.