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Obj. ID: 37527
Modern Jewish Art
  Medal, The Netherlands, 1836

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -

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.

"Supreme Commission for Jewish Affairs", an institute that organized Dutch Jewry during the 19th century for many years and awarded both silver and bronze medals of this type to the young men who graduated the Dutch Jewish Seminary.

Holland, 1836.

Obverse: Wreath surrounded by the inscription "Koninklyke Besluiten van 8 Maart 1836 No. 23 en 29 April 1836 No. 84".

Reverse: bending tree, pillar with a Magen David base, Tablets of the Law, a lion holding an emblem, and more.

Inscription: "Toegewezen foor de Hoofd-Commissie tot de Zaken der Israëliten" and maker's mark.

Polak 22

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Name/Title
Medal | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1836
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Artist/ Maker
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Collection
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Material/Technique
Brass, Struck
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Diameter: 5 cm, Depth: 0.3 cm
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Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
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Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
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Bibliography
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Computer Reconstruction
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