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The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 12th Issue
Date: 1915
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Medium: Bronze; paper, cardboard, cloth
Dimensions: Container: 8 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 11/16 in. (21.6 × 14 × 1.7 cm) Overall (Medal): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Bronze die-struck medal with obverse depicting armored bust of Joan of Arc facing right, holding in front a sword in her right hand; surrounding legend: "BEATA JOANNA D'ARC/CHRISTI MILES." Reverse shows seated semi-nude draped allegorical figure of France, with shield in her left hand, bearing coat of arms of the family of Jacques d'Arc granted by Charles VII; in her right hand is an emblazoned heart; surrounding legend: "POVR L'HONNEVR DE LA FRANCE/MCCCCXXXI." Medal inset into book-like clothbound presentation case bearing gold embossed logo with portrait of Pisanello at upper right corner of cover and number "12" on upper section of spine; woodblock-printed bookplate with initials "JMA" pasted inside front cover.
Object Number: INV.5504
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "NEWMAN" Inscription: reverse, at lower center, along border: "NEWMAN" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: edge, upper center: "CIRCLE F. OF M."