Israel Jordan River Medal 5750-1990
The Jordan is the largest and most famous river in Israel. Important events have taken place at the Jordan River and it is considered very holy in both Jewish and Christian traditions. The Jordan begins on the slopes of Mt. Hermon. It flows southward to the Sea of Galilee, then through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea, a total length of 500 km. and a descent of about 1,000 m. Numerous streams feed the Jordan, from the Samaria hills in the west, the Golan heights and the Gilead in the east and from the Banias River at the foot of Mt. Hermon. A talmudic legend tells us that the name of the Jordan comes from Dan, one of its sources.
The winding Jordan River, as seen in a satellite photograph. In the north, part of the Sea of Galilee and in the south, part of the Dead Sea. Along the circumference, the words 'JORDAN RIVER" in Hebrew and English.
The Banias Waterfall, one of the sources of the Jordan, in the midst of rich vegetation, with Mt. Hermon in the background. Top right, along the circumference, the word "BANIAS" in Hebrew and English.
State emblem with the words "STATE OF ISRAEL" in Hebrew on the right and in English on the left, with serial number and the word "BRONZE" in Hebrew and English.
Metal: Bronze/Tombac; Diameter: 59 mm; Weght: 98 gm.
Quantity Issued: Issue continues; quantity not yet determined.
Issued by the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation Ltd.
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