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Rare Jewish Commemorative Rishon Le Tzion Medal Poland Russia Ukraine Dated 1882 For Sale
Polish or Russian brass commemorative medal with depiction of a town and surrounding landscape with date 1882. Obverse: Hebrew inscription :Colony of Rishon Le tzion; Behold the Miracle; reference to Jerusalem.Reverse: In center,within arches depiction of womenprayingat the Wailing Wall and the farmer at work; between two arches,Star of David; inscription above and around rim referring to the holy city of Jerusalem. Diameter:29 mm
Rishon Le tzion isthefourth-largest cityinIsrael, located along the centralIsraeli coastal plain8km (5mi) south ofTel Aviv. It is part of theGush Danmetropolitan area.
The city had a population of 228,200 at the end of 2009. Founded in 1882 by Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, it was the second Jewish farm settlement established inLand of Israelin the 19th century, afterPetah Tikva.
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Rare Jewish Commemorative Rishon Le Tzion Medal Poland Russia Ukraine Dated 1882: $200