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Daniel Itzig was a banker and Court Jew to King Frederick II the Great and King Frederick William II of Prussia. Following the Seven Years' War, he was made Master of the Mint in 1756. Itizig was also instrumental in improving Jewish life and rights in Prussia.

Abraham Abramson (1754-1811) was the son of Jacob Abraham, a medallist and minter. Abramson was an apprentice to his father beginning at the age of seventeen. He was appointed a royal medallist in 1781, and in 1792, became a member of the Preussische Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin.

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Abramson, Abraham, 1754-1811: Daniel Itzig Commemorative Medal, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 2017.01.

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