The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 6th Issue
Bronze; paper, cardboard, cloth
case: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 9/16 in. ( 21.6 x 14 x 1.4 cm ) diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Inscription: reverse, left of image: "CONWAY" Inscription: edge, lower center: "DAVISON PHILA." Inscription: edge, upper center: "CIRCLE OF FRIENDS" Inscription: case, inside front cover, upper right corner, in graphite: "Jan. 20, 1919"
Bronze die-struck medal with obverse showing bust of Charles Dickens facing left; with legend: "CHARLES DICKENS NOVELIST"; inscribed at right of image: "TO A/BLITHE/SPIRIT/THE F. OF/THE M." Reverse depicts Bob Cratchitt carrying Tiny Tim; inscription at right of image: "GOD/BLESS/US/ALL/EV'RY/ONE." Medal inset into book-style clothbound presentation case with gold embossed logo with portrait of Pisanello at upper right corner of cover and number "6" at upper section of spine; woodblock-printed bookplate pasted to inside of front cover.
This medal was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Charles Dicken's birth.
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