The Society of Medalists 40th Anniversary (Athenian Owl reverse)
Mint: New York, New York, United States
Overall: Diam: 6.4 x 0.5 cm (2 1/2 x 3/16 in.)
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Obv: A large 40 with two medals inside, one showing the ruffled grouse and the other an astronaut holding a ladder / THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 40TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE 1930-1970 / LEAD TO MAN’S ETERNAL QUEST OF SPACE EXPLORATION / JHH © 1970
Rev: Two owls, one incised and the other in relief, mirroring each other and each within a triangle / PERPETUATING THE ANCIENT ART OF MEDALLIC SCULPTURE / A*E/ [A*E in reflection]
Edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. / JULIAN H. HARRIS, SC.
Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.
Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems