The following description was prepared by William Gross:
Commemorative medals recalling events and memorializing individuals have been minted and cast regularly since the times of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Medals with a Jewish connection are a part of this history as well. Thousands of pieces exist from the time of their appearance over the last more than 500 years. Such objects appear in a large variety of shapes and materials even though the majority are circular and formed from bronze, brass, copper, pewter, and silver.
This example was cast from the original by Boris Schatz of the Bezalel School in Jerusalem as a commemorative medal in memory of Joseph Trumpeldor.