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Aphrodite (Torch Race reverse)

1932
Designed by John Flanagan (American, 1865–1952), Distributed by Society of Medalists (founded in 1930), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990)


Catalogue Raisonné

SOM Issue 06

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 7.4 cm / side of medal (.5 cm width)

Accession Number

1988.421

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Bronze, green patina. Obverse: Right profile of the head of an idealized woman, with her right hand lifted to toy with the beads around her neck. Above is inscribed: “APHRODITE”. To the lower right is inscribed: “MCM JF XXXII”. Reverse: Two male nudes, one falling onto his knees in exhaustion, the other about to stride forward, carrying the torch. The stump of a tree is visible behind the standing figure, and draperies swirl from both figures. Inscribed on left side, one-third from the top is: “SWIFT RUNNERS. In the exergue: “J.F. c Sc”. Inscribed on side of medal (5 cm. width). At top: “The Society of Medalists Sixth Issue”. At bottom: “Medallic Art Co. N.Y.”

Credit Line

Gift of John M. Woolsey, Jr.