Bronze jeton 1841, signed J. D.; on the construction of the Hospital of the German-Jewish Community. SALOMON HEINE. MENSCHENLIEBE IST DIE KRONE ALLER TUGENDEN (Salomon Heine. Philanthropy is the crown of all virtues) around the head of him//KRANKENHAUS D. D. ISRAEL. GEMEINDE (Hospital of the German-Jewish Community) around view of the hospital, DER SEL. FRAU BETTY HEINE ZUM ANDENKEN ERBAUT VON IHREM GATTEN HAMB. 1841 (Built by her husband in Hamburg 1841 in commemoration of the late Betty Heine). 23,02 mm; 3,96 g. Gaed. 2071; Slg. Brettauer 2886.
Rare. Very fine
Salomon Heine, 1767-1844, was a well-known Hamburg merchant, banker and patron. He supported not only citizens of Hamburg, but also his nephew, the famous poet Heinrich Heine, by money. He established the Jewish Hospital in Hamburg in remembrance of his wife Elisabeth (called Betty) who had died in 1837.