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This medal was chosen as the 57th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1958.
The obverse bears farmer standing with bag of seed, arm resting on plow. Around, THE YEAR'S AT THE SPRING.
The reverse bears woman feeding excited goose. Around, AND DAY'S AT THE MORN; below, C. RUDY 1958 ©.
The legend on this medal comes from Robert Browning's 1841 poem Pippa Passes, in which they begin the song that Pippa sings:
The year's at the spring,
And the day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven -
All's right with the world!
This medal measures 73mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York. The reported production quantity of this medal is 650 in bronze and an unknown quantity in silver.
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