1972 Large Bronze Medal The Society Of Medalists 86th Issue By John E. Svenson Native American Chilkat Tribe Tlingit Indians of Alaska Beautiful About Uncirculated
Description: A nice large and heavy bronze medal from 1972. This is the Society of Medalists eleventh issue medal. The medal's obverse has the image of a native American Indian man's bust (Chilkat Chieftain) with the legend "CHILKAT" behind him. The reverse shows the image of Indian carvings with the legend 'TLINGIT INIDANS" above them and the legend "ALASKA" below them. The obverse is signed Svenson 72 (c) below the bust of the chieftain. The edge of the medal is marked "The Society of Medalists 86th Issue-October 1975 John E. Svenson, SC (c); Medallic Art Company N.Y. Bronze." A great looking and very interesting medal to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: October 1972.
Origin: New York, USA.
Artist: John E. Svenson.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~218 grams, is ~74 millimeters in diameter, and ~5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Medallic Art Company of New York.
Marks: Marked "The Society of Medalists 86th Issue-October 1975 John E. Svenson, SC (c); Medallic Art Company N.Y. Bronze." along the edge of the medal. There is the notation SVENSON 72 (c) on the obverse below the bust.
Condition: The medal is in excellent condition and if it was a coin I would grade it as about uncirculated or much better (possibly almost mint state). The medal has minimum observable wear if any with minimum surface marks or scratches. It nicely tones and is problem free. Note that the edge of the medal has the following inscription "The Society of Medalists 86th Issue-October 1975 John E. Svenson, SC (c); Medallic Art Company N.Y. Bronze." which we were not successful in photographing but is there. 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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