Size: 2 x 2 in | 5 x 5 cm
From the Limited Edition of 5733
A must for any serious collector of Judaica art. 1973 Limited Edition set of twelve .999 Fine Silver art medals "Homage to Israel" commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the State of Israel (1948-1973). Salvador Dali designed these medals depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and the set was recognized by Abba Eban.
Each of the 12 Tribes of Israel (Asher, Benjamin, Dan, Gad, Issachar, Joseph, Judah, Levi, Naphtali, Reuben, Simeon and Zebulun) are depicted on 12 individual silver coins, each bearing an image created by Salvador Dali with the name of the tribe. On the edge of each medal is the inscription "Medallic Art Co, NY .999 + Pure Silver," along with a serial number. All serial numbers match. Salvador Dali's signature is inscribed onto each medallion.
Condition: Coins were stored in box since initial purchase and are in near excellent condition. There is some dirt and minor wear on the sides of a few of the coins from age and there are some scratches on the box but other than that they are in excellent condition
Provenance : Purchased from the Israeli Commemorative Society in 1973. Stamped on side of each coin is, Medallic Art Co, NY .999 + Pure Silver. This set is number 2833 out of 5733. The number 2833 is stamped on the side of each coin. 5733 sets were created because that is the Hebrew Calendar year of the 25th anniversary of Israel. The total weight is approximately 30 troy ounces. Original certificate of authenticity booklet is included. Also included is a folio of 12 color plates of Dali’s original illustrations for each coin titled “Circle of Unity” with explanation of each tribe on the obverse.
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