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Flying Saucer (Hippocampus and Mermaid reverse)

1967
Designed by Herring Coe (born in 1907), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990), Distributed by Society of Medalists (founded in 1930)


Mint: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

SOM Issue 75

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 7.3 x 0.6 cm (2 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1989.549

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: A diamond shaped flying saucer with semi-circular hood and light rays filtering down / BEYOND THE SKY AND BENEATH THE SEA / ARE KNOWN BUT TO GOD AND FANTASY / COE [illegible] 1967
Rev: A hippocampus with a mermaid on its back
Edge: TEH SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 75TH ISSUE - 1967 - HERRING COE, S.C. © / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems