Israel Military Industries ("Ta'as") 20 years of service medal of appreciation, 1968; struck in gilded brass(?) by the Shekel medal company (etched on rim); weight: 26.4; size: 35mm. Obverse bears the State's coat of arms with legend "To commemorate years of service in the military industries 1948-1968"; on reverse is the emblem of IMI. Probably issued to employees working at IMI since the founding of the State (1948) as opposed to the more usual tie-in between a round numbered Independence Day and a separate special event, as this medal does not bear the official emblem of the 20th Anniversary of Israel's Independence (seen on many other types of commemorative medals). In UNC; JTM-MM-11.
Product Tags: Israeli Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Israeli Medallic Militaria and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1960s
IDF Israel's 30th Remembrance Day commemoration medal, 1978; struck in bronze; no maker mark; weight: 92.25g; size: 59mm. Obverse bears miniature of the State Arms and stylized legend incorporating the official emblem of Israel's 30th anniversary celebrations (which makes sense as Memorial Day and Independence Day are always one day apart - Memorial Day is marked first), with legend "Memorial Day to the fallen in Israel's battles 5738 - 1978" and along the edge "Ministry of Defence - Rehabilitation Division - Department for the Commemoration of the Soldier"; on reverse an image of Western Jerusalem with walls of the Old City in foreground, with legend "In Honor of the Warriors". The medal would have been issued to families of the fallen; in VF-EF with a few traces of oxidation.
Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - medallic militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1970s, 1940s, which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates