Argentina(?): Bialik School uniface tallion (ND); tin alloy; 40.5mm, 19.7g: reads "Esc. Ctrl. J. N. Bialik" in latin letters over an artistic design of Bialik's initials in Hebrew in the circle below, and the name "H.N.Bialik" in Hebrew at bottom.
Most probably from the "Escula [Central] Jaim Najman Bialik" in Santa Fe, Argentina. The school was founded in 1906 as the "Yiddish School", as a supplementary school to teach Yiddish, Judaism and religious Torah studies.
In time it became the "Zionist School", and started to teach also Hebrew. In 1936 the school adopted its present name of "Jaim Najman Bialik" and a separate school called "Talmud Torah" began teaching Jewish studies; in 1959 both schools merged. As this medallion only refers to the Bialik school and its design is not "modern" of the recent period, and is not similar to the school's present emblem, it probably dates to the 1940's-50's, prior to the merge. In UNC with a few minor rim nicks.
מילות מפתח: מדליות מוסדות עמותה עמותות יהודיות בית בתי ספר מרכז קהילתי ארגנטינה יודאיקה יוקאיכה