This medal was chosen as the 37th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1948. The obverse bears John the Baptist in the act of baptizing a kneeling man. Around, BLESSED ARE THE MEEK FOR THEY WILL INHERIT THE EARTH. The reverse bears a nude Salome holding John's head in front of a horse.
The medal measures 73mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company of New York. The reported production quantity of this medal is 730 pieces in bronze.