Tribe of "Zebulun"
State Medal, 1993/5754



The series of painting depicting the Twelve Tribes by Salvador Dali honored Israel's 25th Anniversary. Though not Jewish, Dali was profoundly impressed by the rebirth of a Jewish state after 2,000 years of exile. Zebulun: " Zebulun dwells by the sea-shore, his shore is a haven for ships, and his frontier rests on Sidon" (Genesis 49:13). Although Zebulun was regarded as a tribe of sailors, the Prophetess Deborah praised it for not behaving like the other sea-faring tribes, Dan and Asher. The territory of Zebulun stretched from the area of central Galilee, today known as the Valley of Zebulun, to Haifa.

Obverse:
 Tribe of "Zebulun" - color lithograph depicting a sailing ship and a fish. In the upper portion, the inscription "Zebulun" in Hebrew and English. At the bottom, the artist's signature, "Salvador Dali".

Reverse:
 Dali's creation "Hora around the Menorah" from the series "Aliyah". In the lower portion, along the circumference, the artist's name in Hebrew letters.

Edge:
 State emblem with the words "STATE OF ISRAEL" Hebrew on the right and in English on the left and serial number. Bronze/tombac medal - "BRONZE" in Hebrew and English; Silver medal - "S 999" in Hebrew and English ; gold medal - "G-750" in Heberw and English.
   
 Serialization:
All medals are numbered.

Designer:
Graphics - Ronit Berzon.
Sculpture of revers - Mark Salman.
LithograpHy - David Tamerin.

Engraving:

Mint:
 Tidhar Dagan.
  
 Bronze/tombac and silver - Hecht.
 Gold - The Government Mint.
 
 
 

 

Details:
Catalogue No. Mint Year Metal
Diameter
(mm.)
Weight
(gm.)
Quantity Issue Price
($)
 15217751  1993  Bronze/Tombac  75x60  140.0  *  49
 25217606  1993  Silver/999  60x48  105.0  1,250  114
 35217454  1993  Gold/750  45X36  41.46  650  684
   *Quantity not yet determined.
 
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