Description This token displays an image of the menorah, the seven-branched candlestick used in Jewish temples. Made for private use, such tokens were at times inscribed with the name of the owner. In this period, the menorah was considered a symbol of the Jewish hope for deliverance from persecution and was imprinted on small amulets throughout the eastern Mediterranean region.
Provenance Helios Old World Antiquities, Westminster, MD, [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1990
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