State Medal - Liberation

Coin State Medal - Liberation Israel obverse
Israel Coins and Medals Corp.
Coin State Medal - Liberation Israel reverse
Israel Coins and Medals Corp.

General information

Name State Medal - Liberation
Country Israel
Issuer Israel
Currency -
Face value -
Period -
Issue period 5728
Commemorative reason -
Out of circulation? No
Thematic
coin on coin
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Technical information

Item type fantasy coin
Subtype medals
Material plain: Copper main
Weight 105 g
Diameter -
Thickness -
Format round
Alignment ↑↑

Comments

The consequences of the great Judean Revolt against Rome which began in 66 CE. had a dire effect upon Jewish history. All the valor and the fierce fanaticism of the defenders could not withstand the onslaughts of the Roman legions stationed locally and later reinforced by two additional legions drawn from the Danube legion and the auxiliary forces recruited from the nearby provinces. The Temple was destroyed in 70 CE. and Titus celebrated his victory. The Romans struck a special series of coins to commemorate the occasion known as the "Judea Capta" series, so named for the inscription on the coins "Judea in Captivity". The palm tree on the coins generally stands for Judea. At the side of the tree, a Jewish captive (a man or a woman), prizes of war, an image of the victorious Emperor, or other representatives. The "Liberation" medal was first issued by Israel in 1958 in connection with its Tenth Anniversary. The State Medal depicts the contrast - the destruction of the Temple versus the renewal of Jewish Independence in our time. A Hebrew farmer planting a sapling in place of a Jewish captive hand bound; a jubilant Hebrew mother holding her infant aloft instead of the sorrowful Jewish woman weeping for the destruction of her homeland.
Faces
Coin State Medal - Liberation Israel obverse

Obverse

Recorder Rothschild & Lippmann
Legends • ISRAEL LIBERATA •
עשוד לחרות ישראל תשי"ח
English translation Israel Liberation A Decade of Israel's Liberation 5718(1948)
Image source Israel Coins and Medals Corp.
Description In the center - symbol of Israel's liberation". A farmer planting a tree, a gleeful woman holding her child aloft, a seven branched palm tree bearing two clusters of fruit. Around the rim, the Hebrew inscription "A decade of Israel's Liberation 5718(1948) and in Latin "Israel Liberation".
Coin State Medal - Liberation Israel reverse

Reverse

Recorder Rothschild & Lippmann
Legends IVDAEA CAPTA
S C
גלתה יהודה • תת"ל
English translation Judea Captured S.C. Judea in Exile 3830 (70 C.E.)
Image source Israel Coins and Medals Corp.
Description A duplicate of a Roman coin struck on the occasion of the conquest of Jerusalem by Vespasian in the year 70 C.E. On the left, Vespasian the victor; on the right a mourning Hebrew woman sitting under a palm tree, the symbol of Judea. The edge of the Roman coin bears the Latin inscription "Judea Capta", Judea captured, below, the letters S.C. standing for "Senatus Consultum", by order of the Senate. Around the rim of the medallion, a chain, the symbol of captivity, and a Hebrew inscription "Judea in Exile 3830 (70 C.E.).

Edge

Description Smooth
Emissions

5728

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions -

Emissions 20.000
Comments Amnograph

Emissions 5.000
Comments Kretschmer

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