Hungary > Budapest: The Great Synagogue (Dohány Street Synagogue) commemorative silver plaque, ND (circa. 1996); silver; not maker-marked; size: 60.5mm x 40.5mm; weight: 60.85g.
Obverse depicts Moorish-styled archway with date of the Synagogue's foundation (1859) and "Budapest" below; on reverse an image of the Synagogue building and Tablet of the Ten Commandments at left.
The Synagogue is the largest in Eurasia and the second largest in the world (Theodore Herzl's home was located next door). Damaged during the Holocaust (when it was used as a stable and as a radio station), it was not renovated until the 1990's, and its restoration work continued from 1991 to 1996. This medal probably commemorates the completion of the restoration. In UNC, with light traces of oxidation; the plaquette has a mirror shininess and may have been issued Proof.
מילות מפתח: מדליה מדליות בתי כנסת כנסיות יהודיות יודאיקה יודאיכה הונגריה