1938 Medal Society Of Medalists 17th Issue Dance Of Life By A. Sterling Calder
Description: A nice large and heavy golden bronze medal from 1938. This is the Society of Medalists seventeenth issue medal. The obverse of the medal has the image of a nude woman holding a spirited infant with ball on a rough textured field. The image is surrounded by the legend "THE DANCE OF LIFEBEGINS EARLY AND GOES ON". The reverse shows a nude man being pulled and pushed by two contending nude female figures. The image is surrounded by the legend "WITH PLEASURE PAIN AND THE PROTAGONIST". There are the letters ASC (c) between the legs of the figures. The edge of the medal is marked "The Society of Medalists; Seventeenth Issue-A. Sterling Calder Sculptor" and "Medallic Art Co. N.Y. Bronze". A great looking and very interesting medal, by one of America's top medalists to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: New York, USA.
Reference: Alexander-SOM 17.1
Artist: A. Sterling Calder.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~194 grams, is ~72 millimeters in diameter, and ~5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Medallic Art Company of New York.
Marks: Marked "The Society of Medalists; Seventeenth Issue-A. Sterling Calder Sculptor" and "Medallic Art Co. N.Y. Bronze" along the edge of the medal. There is the notation "ASC" between the legs of the figures on the reverse with (c) below the S.
Condition: The medal is in excellent condition and I would grade it uncirculated. The medal has no observable wear with minimum surface marks or scratches. It problem free and has great eye appeal. This is beautiful, mint state, medal worthy of a spot your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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