Auction 3 Part 2
May 6, 2020
 Hamatechet 6 , Kadima

We are glad to announce our Third auction of Numismatic items. Most of the items offered here are coming from a private collection and never been on the market before.

The auction comes in two parts:

The first: includes coins, Bank notes , Medals, tokens and other paper means of payments mainly from Palestine and Israel.

The second: " The Jerusalem collection" (part 1) that includes Palestine Currency Board Notes, WWII camp notes, a group of Israeli error notes, a rare group of Israeli Jewish tokens and gold Coins collection (There is no Buyer Commission on Gold Item) . "The Jerusalem collection" is one of the best collections in the world related to Palestine and Israel numismatic items, some of the items never offered before and represent the highest quality offered on the market today. The owner carefully chose the best quality items for his collection. We are proud for the part we took in building his collection and for the opportunity to sell it.

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We allow up to 12 installments for Payment in this auction under certain condition and by prior agreement. Please contact for term in advance

The estimates represents the fair market value of the items offered. There is no reserve price and all bids are real.

Items can be examined in person by prior arrangement. 

The auction has ended

LOT 414:

Palestine Medals, The Jewish legion "liberated Judea" 1918 copper 25mm Theree is also a silver version to this medal.

Start price:
$ 170
Estimated price:
$250 - $350
Auction house commission: 20% More details
VAT: 17% On commission only
Users from foreign countries may be exempted from tax payments, according to the relevant tax regulations

Palestine Medals, The Jewish legion "liberated Judea" 1918 copper 25mm Theree is also a silver version to this medal.
This medal was designed in Bezalel (Jerusalem) and awarded to the fighters of the Jewish Legion.  The Jewish Legion (1917–1921) is an unofficial name used to refer to five battalions of Jewish volunteers, the 38th to 42nd (Service) Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers, raised in the British Army to fight against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.The idea for the formation of the battalions was by Pinchas Rotenberg and Dov Bar Borochov, and was implemented by Ze'ev Jabotinsky and Joseph Trumpeldor, who aspired that in the coming day the battalions would constitute the independent military force of the Jewish community in Israel. Their vision was not fulfilled, as the battalions were disbanded shortly after the war, but their actions contributed greatly to the establishment of the Defense forces Haganah. Organization. The objectives of this battalion were mainly guard and security operations. It was established after the British forces entered Eretz Israel and many of the town's young people wanted to take part in the new Jewish military body. 
At the same time as a recruitment in Tel Aviv, which yielded one company of volunteers, Baron James de Rothschild led a recruitment campaign in Jerusalem that led to a second company of recruits.  General Allenby did not like the idea of a unit of Jewish soldiers under his command, but the Zionist political activity in London brought about its establishment and 1,000 volunteers joined it. Among the recruits were Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, David Ben-Gurion and Berl Katznelson, who were already public leaders in the community, but served in the Battalion as privates. 
The occupation of Jerusalem by the English led by General Allenby occurred on December 9, 1917. The Turks did not actually fight for the city when they saw that they were surrounded in all directions. They abandoned their forces in the direction of Jericho and left a surrender with a representative of the Husseini family who was declared mayor. On December 11, Allenby entered Jerusalem by foot through the Jaffa Gate at a formal surrender ceremony.