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The Society of Medalists 2nd Issue

The Society of Medalists 2nd Issue
The Society of Medalists 2nd Issue
The Society of Medalists 2nd Issue
Title
The Society of Medalists 2nd Issue
Date 
1930
Medium 
Bronze; paper
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 13/16 in. ( 7.2 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing head of Dionysus within beaded surround with kylix below; legend: "HAIL TO DIONYSUS WHO FIRST DISCOVERED/THE MAGIC OF GRAPE." Reverse depicts two satyres treading the winepress flanked by two bunches of grapes, all wihin beaded border.
Object Number 
INV.5535
Marks 
inscription: reverse, lower center: "P.MANSHIP 1930" with trademark symbol above inscription: edge, upper center: "THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS SECOND ISSUE" inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Gallery Label 
This medal was issued during the period of Prohibition. The inscription on the obverse, "Hail to Dionysus Who First Discovered the Magic of the Grape," angered many of the Society's members who favored the Amendment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group