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The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 7th Issue

Object Number: 
INV.5500
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Bronze; paper, cardboard, cloth
Dimensions: 
case: 8 1/2 x 5 9/16 x 11/16 in. ( 21.6 x 14.1 x 1.7 cm ) Overall: 3 x 2 x 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at upper left corner: "LOUIS/POTTER" Inscription: edge, lower center: "J.K.DAVISON/PHILA" Inscription: case, inside cover, at upper right corner, in graphite: "Jan. 20, 1919"
Description: 
Bronze die-struck rectangular plaquette with obverse depicting clothed male bust facing left with inscription in ex.: "ABDUL . BAHA/PERSIAN . REFORMER . APOSTLE . OF . PEACE/TRIBUTE . FROM . THE . C . OF . F . OF . M ./MCMXII". Reverse depicts female figure in oriental attire, holding olive branch and standing in archway; inscribed in exergue: "LOVE . PEACE . UNITY". Medal is inset into clothbound book-style presentation case containing historical background; black monochrome woodblock-printed bookplate with initials "JMA" pasted to inside of front cover; gold embossed logo with portrait of Pisanello at upper right corner of cover and number "7" on upper section of spine.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group