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The Society of Medalists 12th Issue

Object Number: 
INV.5545
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Silver; paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below image at center: ".FRANCISCI." around the trademark symbol. inscription: rim, below at center: "TWELFTH-ISSUE/MEDALLICARTCO.N.Y."
Description: 
Struck silver medal with irregular scalloped edges, obverse having cloud at center, pierced by lightning bolts, with hand emerging from cluster of flames and holding a nude child supported by half-moon; the inscription below: "FIAT/VITA." Reverse shows circular swirls with flames, stars, and lightning zig-zags around central globe.
Gallery Label: 
This medal was issued by the Society of Medalists in 1935 as part of the series of medals designed by the famous contemporary artists. Designed by Anthony deFrancisci, this example was twelfth in the series and was dedicated to the subject of Creation.
Provenance: 
Luftschein, #160
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group