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  • Dawn to Dusk 1978
    by Moissaye Marans
    SOM-98.1
    Smooth golden bronze with dark brown patina
    SOM-98.2
    Silver

    This medal was chosen as the 98th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1978.

    The obverse bears mother kissing child above rising sun on deeply recessed field. Across, DAWN

    The reverse bears woman and daughter kneeling over bowl above setting sun. Across, DUSK

    This was the only medal that was released after its sculptor had died. Moissaye Marans died in 1977, after creating a beautiful and unusual design for the Society. The medal combines deep recesses with smooth lines and intense dark patination. In my opinion, this medal is one of the most interesting designs that combines elements of Art Deco with modernism.

    This medal measures 73mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of Danbury, Connecticut. The reported production quantity of this medal is 750 pieces in bronze and 150 in silver.

    SOM-98.1
    Bronze
    73.0mm (2.87in)
    Smooth golden bronze with dark brown patina
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 98TH ISSUE - OCTOBER 1978 MOISSAYE MARANS, Sc.(C)
    (C) MEDALLIC ART CO., DANBURY, CT.-BRONZE
    SOM-98.2
    Silver
    73.0mm (2.87in)
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 98TH ISSUE - OCTOBER 1978 MOISSAYE MARANS, Sc.(C)
    (C) MEDALLIC ART CO. DANBURY, CT. .999 FINE SILVER
    SOM-98 Romance Brochure
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American Art Medals, 1909-1995 by David Thomason Alexander
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