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One Planet 1986
by Alex Shagin
SOM-114.1
Golden bronze with deep tan patina

This medal was chosen as the 114th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1986.

The obverse bears textured globe with chain of four putto-like but wingless children dancing around equator.

The reverse bears space with huge moon in upper left and tiny earth at lower right; space is spangled with four-pointed stars. At lower left, signed ASH

Alex Shagin delivered a poem to describe the intent of his medal:

And children are our hopes.
Every artist and every family is looking
Into the future for their children...
Where there is harmony and peace in the world.

The medal measures 73mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company. It is reported to have struck 750 pieces in bronze.

SOM-114.1
Bronze
73.0mm (2.87in)
Golden bronze with deep tan patina
THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS, 114TH ISSUE - FALL - 1986 - ALEX SHAGIN SC.
(C) 1986 MEDALLIC ART CO., DANBURY, CT.-BRONZE
Bi-Centennial of the American Constitution Medal1987
by Alex Shagin
AS-BCC
Steel

This medal's obverse bears bust of Washington facing right surrounded be revolutionary scenes; above, thirteen stars. Signed in exergue at right, © SHAGIN

The reverse bears a group of three male figures, drummer boy in front, American flag-bearing youth to left, and script-bearing man to right. Around, BI-CENTENNIAL OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION / (13 stars); below flag at left, · 1787; at bottom right, 1987 · © Shagin

The circular medal measures 64mm in diameter.

The Sculptor and the Garden 1988
by  Alex Shagin
BG-16
Bronze

This was the 16th of the prestigious Brookgreen Gardens member medals, issued in 1988.

The obverse bears sculptor sitting at feet of sculpture of nude female in sculpture garden; hole in upper left quadrant with sun rays emanating from it. At lower left and right, BROOKGREEN GARDENS - SOUTH CAROLINA

The reverse depicts sculptor's hands around nude statue, facing away; scenes from artist's studio; hole in upper left quadrant worked into studio light, with rays emanating from it. Signed vertically on statue's base, SHAGIN

The medal measures 76mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company.

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