Auction No. 093

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

April 5, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday 31 March 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, April 3, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday April 4, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $ 2,500
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 3,500
Sold for $ 3,050
Including buyer's premium

Medal of honor given to the "atomic spy" Mordechai Vanunu by the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, marking five years of work in the Negev Nuclear Research Center at the beginning of the 1980s.
60 mm. Obverse: Relief of a camel with the nuclear installation in Dimona in the background along with the name of the recipient. Reverse: Emblem of the Nuclear Research Center.
Mordechai Vanunu (b. 1954) earned his fame when he was caught in 1986 in Rome by Mossad agents. Vanunu published classified pictures in the British papers of the Israeli nuclear research center that he took during his stint working there. These pictures were the first proof that Israel has an atomic bomb. He was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and was released in 2004.
This medal was awarded to Vanunu before he was fired from his job at the nuclear research center during the First Lebanon War, when his radical worldview was discovered.
Within its original wooden box. Fine condition.

Category
Eretz Israel & Zionism