Obj. ID: 921
Sacred and Ritual Objects Torah coronet, Turkey, 1913
The silver cylindrical coronet is divided into two parts: a base and an upper part. The convexed base is decorated with a band of crests encircling a flower. Between the crests there is a foliate pattern. The lower edges of the base are decorated with a pattern of a leaf framed by an arch and a pattern of a branch and leaves intermittently. The upper part is decorated with five smooth oval medallions each is framed by a band of circles. A sunflower surrounded by an arch is set between the medallions. Each medallion bears an inscription in square filled letters which reads:
On the first medallion:
"הקדש##לק"ק )לקהל קדוש( בית ישראל יב"ץ )יראו בנחמת ציון("
"Dedicated to the holy congregation Beit Israel may they witness the comfort of Zion"
Continues on the second medallion:
"From Mr. Bechor Jacob ........."
Continues on the third medallion:
"הי"ו )השם ישמרהו ויצילהו(##לע"נ )לעילוי נשמת(##מרת רחל"
"May the Lord protect him and save him for the exaltation of the soul of Mrs. Rachel"
Continues on the fourth medallion:
Ends on the fifth medallion:
"שנת 3765" "The year 5673 "
Between the medallions and the arches there are leaves. The upper and lower bands are decorated with grooves. The coronet has wavy edges decorated with the same crest pattern of the base. A bar with two rectangular holes for the staves is attached across the lower part of the coronet.