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  • Prison Walls - Flight of Soul 1975
    by Frederick Shrady
    SOM-91.1
    Golden bronze with graphite brown patina

    This medal was chosen as the 91st issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1975.

    The obverse bears stylized prisoners behind bars. To left and right, COURAGE / HOPE; at lower right, (FS monogram) / 1975©

    The reverse bears stylized bird in flight. Around, PRISON WALLS CANNOT CONTROL THE FLIGHT OF THE SOUL

    The oval medal measures 65mm x 84mm and was produced by the Medallic Art Company. It is reported to have struck 1,350 pieces in bronze and 185 in silver.

    SOM-91.1
    Bronze
    65.0mm x 84.0mm (2.56in x 3.31in)
    Golden bronze with graphite brown patina
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 91
    SOM-91.2
    Silver
    65.0mm x 84.0mm (2.56in x 3.31in)
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 91
    MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. BRONZE
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