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N.Y. Jewish Museum Adds to Its Collection Israel’s Medal to Pope

Three copies of the Israel Government’s “Terra Sancta” medal, struck by Israel last January to commemorate the visit of Pope Paul VI to the Holy Land, were placed on display here today as part of a large collection of medals of Jewish significance at the Jewish Museum. One of the medals is in gold, similar to the original bestowed upon Pope Paul. The others are in silver and in bronze.

The face of the medal bears a replica of an ancient map of the Holy Land, with the words “Terra Sancta.” On the reverse side are engraved the words “Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself” — in Hebrew, Latin, French and English. The medals were added to the collection of about 700 rare items, some of them dating back to the year 250 B. C. E., bequeathed to the Jewish Museum by the late Samuel Friedenberg.