The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 12th Issue
Bronze; paper, cardboard, cloth
case: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 11/16 in. ( 21.6 x 14 x 1.7 cm ) diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "NEWMAN" Inscription: reverse, at lower center, along border: "NEWMAN" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: edge, upper center: "CIRCLE F. OF M."
Bronze die-struck medal with obverse depicting armored bust of Joan of Arc facing right, holding in front a sword in her right hand; surrounding legend: "BEATA JOANNA D'ARC/CHRISTI MILES." Reverse shows seated semi-nude draped allegorical figure of France, with shield in her left hand, bearing coat of arms of the family of Jacques d'Arc granted by Charles VII; in her right hand is an emblazoned heart; surrounding legend: "POVR L'HONNEVR DE LA FRANCE/MCCCCXXXI." Medal inset into book-like clothbound presentation case bearing gold embossed logo with portrait of Pisanello at upper right corner of cover and number "12" on upper section of spine; woodblock-printed bookplate with initials "JMA" pasted inside front cover.
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