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(VII) Img. ID: 45725 Medal in the memory of Franz Joseph I, , Wien (Vienna), 1916 (inscription) edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Medal in the memory of Franz Joseph I | Unknown
3a Object Medal
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1916 (inscription)
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna)
8 Community Unknown | Pilsen/Plzen (SW of Prague)
9 Collection Czech Republic | Jewish Museum in Prague (ŽMP)
| 11 (SZM 61.878)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Magen David (central element of heraldic composition; See also: Magen David)
Two lions
Tablets of the Law
Eagle, double-headed displayed |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 4.1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 752-14
19a Scan No. S071643
20 Description

The medallion bears a depiction of the tablets of the law in the center bearing the inscription:

"One law will be for all of us"

This is similar to a sentence from Lev.24:22 "ye shall have one manner of law..". The tables are supported by an altar bearing a round medallion with the depiction of a male head in profile facing left flanked by the inscription:

"Franz Joseph I".

The medallion is supported by a double headed eagle with spread wings holding a sword in one claw and a round ball surmounted by a cross in the other claw. The altar is flanked by a woman in a robe on the left. She is wearing a crown on her head and is holding an open scroll in her hands. The inscription on the scroll reads:

"One G-d?/one nation".

There is a cornucopia at her feet with flowers inside it an inscription next to the cornucopia reads:

"Desaide Boquelay".

A naked boy stands on the other side of the altar. He is holding a bouqet of flowers in one hand and a branch in the other. He has a waving piece of material flowing between his legs. The inscription around the top of the medallion reads:

"Die Israeliten deines ganzen Reichs sie bauen einen Altar in ihrem Hertzen/Ein euriges Denkmal ihrer Dankbarkeit"

The inscription under the depictions reads:

" Zur Erinnerung an die durch seine Majestaet/Den Kaiser Franz Joseph I/Der isr?...ttes in ganzen gesterreichischen/?/MDCCCLX".

The flip side of the coin bears inscriptions which read:

"Kaiserliche Verordnung/
von 18 Februar 1860/
Wirksan fur Galizien und die Bukowina/
und das grosshen zogtrem keikg/
betreffend ben real esitz der Israeliten/
E. Israeliven.welene. untergymnasien.unterrealschuler./
mandelschuler.landwizthschaft niche. lerrnestalter forst./
herr und nautisere sord?ex absolvirt kaben/
ober den officvers.character benueiden stro un der/
benannten ? buckssichtlich der besitzfkeh ekeit./
bleich den chepstilichen unterthanen zu behan dein./
II.III.IV.und V./
Kaiserliche verordnung vom 16 Februar 1860./
I in niederhorstehrrich hoennen maehrer sohlesien/
unearn in des serischen wojwouschft und in/
temeser eanate in kndatien scawonien sieben gurgen/
dem kustenlande und dalmatien sind die Israliten/
zum resitze un neweglicher guten zerechticht etc:etc:/
II und III/
wien an 18 Februar 1860/
Franz Joseph/
Graf Rechberg Graf Nanacny?/
Graf Goluchowsky/
auf alleroechste anordnung/freiherr von ransonnet".

A small inscription on the right reads:

"Ch. Krauss.III."

and another small inscription on the left reads:


The case that holds the medallion bears a depiction of the Star of David within a round medallion surmounted by a crown and flanked by two lions rampant and a floral scroll underneath. The star of David bears an inscription within which reads:

"This memory will be as a sign for a covenant forever amen".

An additional inscription is inscribed around the inside of the inside of the medallion. The inscription reads:

"Made and finished well for the city of the holy community in the year of i will resurrect my covenant between me and you".

An inscription inside the lid reads:

"Geuridmet/Der Ehrsamen/Isr:Cultus-Gemeinde/in/Pilsen".


See the identical object 4823.

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a