"Medallion of Valor of the State of Israel"

The pictures below show a table medal produced in 1958, the year that the production of state medals was introduced in Israel. On the Tenth Anniversary of the War Independence, the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation issued a special State medal to commemorate the "Valor of the Children of Israel in their homeland". This copper medal has a diameter of 59 mm and a weight of 134 gram and was produced in a quantity of 46,905.

What makes these pictures so special is that the heavy table medal was converted to a medal worn on the chest, offered in a presentation case.

 
Medals presented to mr. Ray Bolger in the USA, december 1960.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marlene Dietrich, 1965
 
   
Source:http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=883&dat=19651210&id=6KccAAAAIBAJ&sjid=smEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1451,5379487
 
Source:http://www.marlenedietrich.org.uk