November 1963 Large Bronze Medal The Society Of Medalists 68th Issue By Joseph A. Coletti Angels and Frigate Bird Original Box and Literature
Description: A nice large and heavy bronze medal from 1963. This is the Society of Medalists sixty-eighth issue medal. The medal which comes in its original box with the original literature/pamphlet has the image of two angels with the legend "THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD" surrounding the image. The reverse shows the image of a bird, presumably The Frigate Bird in flight within the constellation Scorpius symbolizing humanity's preoccupation with outer space in the early 1960s. The bird is surrounded by the legend ""AND THE FIRMAMENT SHEWETH HIS HANDYWORK." The edge of the medal is marked "The Society of Medalists 68th Issue-Nov 1963 Joseph A. Coletti 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: November 1963.
Origin: New York, USA.
Artist: Joseph A. Coletti.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~182 grams, is ~73 millimeters in diameter, and ~4.5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Medallic Art Company of New York.
Marks: Marked "The Society of Medalists 68th Issue-Nov 1963 Joseph A. Coletti SC (c); Medallic Art Company N.Y. Bronze." along the edge of the medal. There is the notation J.A.Coletti SC. with a circled c for copyright on the obverse in the bottom below the design.
Condition: The medal is in excellent condition and if it was a coin 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 dark brassy coloring and is problem free. The box and the pamphlet are also in very good condition with some light soiling to the box with minimum if any damage. There is also a small sticker on the exterior of the box used by the original owner to tag it with information about the issue. The pamphlet has a couple of small tears along the folds, but truly nothing of concern. 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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