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The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 6th Issue

The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 6th Issue
The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 6th Issue
Title
The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 6th Issue
Date 
1912
Medium 
Bronze; paper, cardboard, cloth
Dimensions 
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 )
Description 
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.
Object Number 
INV.5449
Marks 
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"
Gallery Label 
This medal was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Charles Dicken's birth.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group