Lot #: 80612

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Pin from opening ceremony of "Hebrew College" (Hebrew University), 1925; not maker-marked (probably Bezalel); 2.75 x 7cm, 4.95g. Depicts original structure of college (corner stone laid 1918), with Hebrew dates of opening on top corners "7 Nisan | 5685" (1 April 1925) & 2-lined Hebrew legend below, "Opening of the Hebrew College in Jerusalem". Ceremony occurred 7 years after laying of cornerstone; founding fathers were Rabbi Judah Magnes (first chancellor), Chaim Weizmann & Albert Einstein. Many local & foreign dignitaries attended the ceremony (1-3 April); 7000 people participated.

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