Solomon Heine Commemorative Medal
Contemporary German bronze, non-portable, commemorative medal.
Salomon Heine (1767-1844) was a German merchant and banker in Hamburg. Penniless, he came to Hamburg in 1784 and in the following years acquired one of the greatest fortunes in the country. In 1837, Heine’s wife Betty died, and in her memory he donated 80,000 marks to fund the building of the “Israel Hospital” in Hamburg. The hospital remains in operation to this day.