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