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Aphrodite (Torch Race reverse)

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View





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.