1939 Medal Society Of Medalists 19th Issue Old World-New World By E. McCartan
Description: A nice large and heavy bronze medal from 1939. This is the Society of Medalists nineteenth issue medal. The obverse of the medal has the image of a mother and child cowering before the four horsemen of the apocalypse above and a gas mask in front of her with a castle and ancient ruins in the background. The obverse has the legend "THE OLD WORLD 1939" in exergue. There is also the notation E. McCARTAN (c) in the lower right field. The reverse shows the image of the mother with the child in 1930s attire with high rises or skyscrapers in the background and a forest with a radiant sun above. The reverse has the legend "THE NEW WORLD 1939" in exergue. The edge of the medal is marked "The Society of Medalists nineteenth Issue; Edward McCartan Sculptor; 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 19.1
Artist: Edward McCartan.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~164 grams, is ~73 millimeters in diameter, and ~5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Medallic Art Company of New York.
Marks: Marked "The Society of Medalists nineteenth Issue; Edward McCartan Sculptor; Medallic Art Co. N.Y. Bronze" along the edge of the medal. There is the notation E. McCARTAN (c) in the lower right field of the obverse.
Condition: The medal is in excellent condition and I would grade it mint state. The medal has no observable wear with minimum surface marks or scratches. It has what I view as beautiful golden bronze with a tan patina coloring 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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