Netherlands > Amsterdam: 200th anniversary of the Portuguese-Jewish Synagogue of Amsterdam, 1875; struck in bronze; by J.D. Postumus; size: 35.5mm; weight: 23.75g.
Obverse depicts emblem of the Synagogue (mother bird protecting her brood) with legend around edge (with slight doubling) "Portugeesch-Israëlietische Synagogue te Amsterdam", and designer's initials "J.D.P." below the emblem.
On reverse 6 lined legend in Dutch "Ter Herinnering | Aan Het 200 Jarig Bestaan | 11 Menachem 5635 | 12 Augustus 1875 | De Feestcommissie" ("To Commemorate the 200th Year Anniversary... the Celebrations Committee"). Hebrew and Gregorian dates are shown: the Hebrew month "Menachem" is another name for the month of "Av", and of interest is the specific date which is 1-2 days after the fast of the 9th of Av (which commemorates the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temples of Jerusalem), though the celebrations as per the Hebrew date fall on the original inauguration date of the Synagoge (12th of Av 5435).
Medallic alignment and thin doubled borders around the edges. In VF-EF with a hairline die-crack on the obverse and traces of luster. Forrer vol.4 pg. 673-674, Polak-38 & GJPM-137.
מילות מפתח: מדליה מדליות בתי כנסת כנסיות יהודיות יודאיקה יודאיכה הולנד