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Israeli Postal Authority Workers Committee soldiers' medal, 1967
Item code: 0130657

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1967 Israeli Postal Authority Workers Committee soldiers' memorial commemorative medal, 1967; struck in bronze; no makers mark; weight: 32.55g; size (medal only): 40mm x 44.5mm.

Obverse legend reads "Assembly of the Israel Post Workers' Committees [in] Unified Jerusalem 17 [in the month of] Tammuz 5727 25.7.67" with list of the names of the Postal Authority's fallen workers ("The Fallen of the Six Day War"); on reverse a small image - a well known design - of religious Jews praying at the Western Wall of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Issued roughly 7 weeks after the end of the Six Day War (which saw the liberation and unification of Jerusalem - specifically the Old City), and mostly likely because of the date 17 of Tammuz: in the Jewish calendar this day in the year 70 marks the start of the Roman seige on Jerusalem, which a little under a month later brought about the fall of the Second Temple (both dates marked by a fast), and eventually the exile of the Jews from the Holyland. With a blue-and-white ribbon cross cut by a black ribbon of mourning. In UNC.

מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה מדליות מדליה אות אותות הנצחה הוקרה צה"ל צה"לי צבא מלחמת ששת הימים