Medal - Israel Historical Cities Coin of Caesarea

Medal - Israel Historical Cities (Coin of Caesarea) - obverseMedal - Israel Historical Cities (Coin of Caesarea) - reverse

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Features

Location Israel
Type Souvenir medals › Commemorative souvenir
Years 1965-1966
Currency Medals - Israel
Composition Silver (.935)
Weight 48 g
Diameter 45 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 162432
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References ICMC# 25053450
Israel Coins and Medals Corporation (https://israelmint.com)

Commemorative issue

Caesarea State Medal, 5725-1965

Obverse

A stylized impression of the city: a Roman arch with the sea beyond. Below, a capital from the 5th century synagogue found on the spot, featuring a seven-branched candelabrum between acanthus leaves. The name of the city, "Caesarea", in Hebrew above and in English below.

Lettering: CAESAREA

Engraver: Mordechai Grumpel

Reverse

In the center, a replica of a coin minted in Caesarea by Agrippas 1 (37-44 CE). Tyche (Fortune) holding in her right hand a ship's rudder, in her left a palm branch. The inscription around Tyche in Greek, "Caesarea, close to the harbor Sebastos", (Sebastos being the Greek for Augustus), the letter "LH" stand for the year 44 CE. On the rim, the inscription, "Coin of Caesarea 44 CE" in Hebrew, 3804 in English below.

Lettering:
ΤΩCEB ACTΩΛΙ KAICAPI ΑΗΠΡΟ
LH
COIN OF CAESAREA 44 C.E.

Engraver: Alex Berlyne

Edge

The State emblem and the words "State of Israel" in Hebrew and in English. Unique number, "Silver 935" in Hebrew and "Sterling" in English.

Lettering: STATE OF ISRAEL STERLING

Medal - Israel Historical Cities (Coin of Caesarea) -  obverse

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Comments

The series of medals issued by the Israel Government Coins & Medals Corporation to commemorate the Historical Cities of Israel. Issued from 1965-1966. Set of 9 struck in Silver and Yellow Bronze (Tombac).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1965-1966)  4 222

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