Bronze medal, 1966
THE SAMEL COLLECTION OF JEWISH COINS AND MEDALS
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Matte finish, extremely fine
Baron Edmond de Rothschild, 1845-1934, was a member of the French Rothschild family. He was a very active philanthropist and patron who particularly supported the Jews in Palestine by purchasing vast areas of land and bestowing them upon Jewish settlers. Also his son James and his daughter-in-law promoted the Zionist movement. James de Rothschild granted large sums for the construction of the Knesset, i.e. the house of Parliament in Jerusalem.