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The Society of Medalists 38th Issue

Object Number: 
1953.45
Date: 
1948
Medium: 
Bronze; paper, cloth
Dimensions: 
case: 3 x 3 x 9/16 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 1.4 cm ) diameter: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: reverse, at lower center: "Lo Medico" followed by trademark symbol inscription: edge, upper center: "THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS THIRTY-EIGHTH ISSUE 1948-THOMAS LoMEDICO,SCULPTOR" inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. bronze"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing male, female and two children gathering wheat; tree and stack of wheat at left; low fence at center below the group; with legend: "P U R S U I T O F H A P P I N E S S." Reverse shows three semi-nude dockworkers loading a ship (in the background), with legend: "G O O D W I L L T O W A R D A L L M E N." Square cream cloth-bound cardboard box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas G. Lo Medico
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group