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 medal was struck in Russia to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the founding of Rishon LeTzion in 1892. The obverse carries the famous inscription about the admonition not to forget Jerusalem and the images of prayer at the Kotel along with a pioneer planting seeds. The reverse is an overview of the colony. The condition of this medal is exceptional.
Inscription: If I forget thee O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her cunning (Psalms 137:5)
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