Sweden: United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) silver/alloy medallion, c. 1956-67, by S & Co w/crowned viking(?) head hallmark (probably C. C. Sporrong & Co. of Stockholm); 31.5mm
Lot #: a50222-LA

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Sweden: United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) silver/alloy medallion, c. 1956-67, by S & Co w/crowned viking(?) head hallmark (probably C. C. Sporrong & Co. of Stockholm); 31.5mm, 14.05g. Depicts map of Sinai peninsula with pre-1967 Gaza/Israel border & key city names incl. "Kairo" - most probably Swedish, and area above "Sharm" (el Sheikh) highlighted by dash-lined circle - probably St. Catherine's Monastery, evacuated by Israel Jan. 1957 in favor of UN forces (possible location of the Swedish contingent). Reverse: wreath device on empty field with maker-mark (& city stamp?) at base. Unusual and rare.