Obj. ID: 36875
Sacred and Ritual Objects Commemorative medal in honor of Rabbi Yitzhak Elchanan Spector, Kaunas, 1896
The following description was prepared by William Gross:
Commemorative medal in honor of Rabbi Elchanan Spector, possibly to be carried as an amulet. Probably cast in the year of the Rabbi's passing, 1896, the medal was most likely a souvenir for those visiting his grave site. There are both a small brass version of this medal also in the Gross Family Collection, 027.002.053 and a brass version the same size as this one as well, 027.002.002. Rabbi Spector was an exceptionally well- known Rabbinical figure in the Jewish world.
Inscription: HaRav ha-Gaon Rabbi Yitzhak Elchanan Spector