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Israel: uniface medal commemorating the crossing of the Suez Canal in Yom Kippur War ND, c. 1974; not maker-marked; gold color finished metal; size: 3.4cm; weight: 19.55g. Obv.: re
Item code: 0133247

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Israel: uniface medal commemorating the crossing of the Suez Canal in Yom Kippur War ND, c. 1974; not maker-marked; gold color finished metal; size: 3.4cm; weight: 19.55g. Obv.: relief map of Sinai peninsula /north-east Egypt, w/"Sinai" & "Cairo" in Heb.; stylized Star of David crosses Suez Canal; Heb. leg. "Crossing of the [Suez] Canal 5734 [1973]". Privately made medal not associated w/ specific unit: 3 Israeli forces crossed the Suez at the closing stages of the war, Avraham Adan's 162nd Armor Division, Kalman Magen's 252nd Division, & Ariel Sharon's 143rd Division (which protected both banks of the Canal).