1931 Large Bronze Medal Society of Medalists 3rd Issue Harmon MacNeil Sculptor
Description: A nice large and heavy bronze medal from 1931. This is the Society of Medalists third issue medal. The medal has the image of five Hopi rain dancers, two with snakes in their mouths, two distracting the snakes with eagle feathers and one crouching to gather up snakes. In exergue, incuse HOPI and the HA macNeil stamped in the lower right of the design all on the obverse. The reverse shows dancers racing from mesa onto the desert with their hands full of snakes to be returned to their dens. There are lightning flashes above and the words "PRAYER FOR RAIN" in exergue. The medal has a green verdigris applied to its surface which represents one of the many surface finishes this medal comes in. The edge of the medal is marked "The Society of Medalists Third Issue-Medallic Art Company N.Y." A great looking and very interesting medal to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: New York, USA.
Artist: Hermon A. MacNeil.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~152 grams, is ~70.5 millimeters in diameter, and ~5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Medallic Art Company of New York.
Marks: Marked "The Society of Medalists Third Issue-Medallic Art Company N.Y." along the edge of the medal. There is the name HA macNeil lower right of the obverse and a circled c for copyright lower left corner of the reverse.
Condition: The medal is in excellent condition and if it was a coin, I would grade it about uncirculated or much better. The medal has minimum wear if any at all with minimum surface marks or scratches. It has what I view as beautiful green verdigris coloring, which is has been applied to the surface, representing one of the various surface finishes for this issue. The medal is great looking and is problem free. A great medal to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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