This medal was chosen as the 95th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series. The obverse bears a cyclist under a tree; below Marinsky. The reverse bears the hilltop village of Capriglia, Tuscany.
Marinsky converted one of his cyclist sculptures into the medal's obverse and declared his love for his chosen home town of Capriglia on the reverse. In 1968 Marinsky moved from Connecticut to the village of Capriglia and, with short interruptions, spent the rest of his life there. He would often bicyle through the hilly landscape of Tuscany and this medal draws deeply on his personal experience.
This medal as a personal declaration of love for Tuscany was not quite as well received as other medals in the series. Critics questioned the lack of a message yet it is fairly clear that Marinsky stayed true to himself with this medal. It draws on his personal experience and, like many other Society of Medalists sculptors, he picked up on one of his sculpture themes. He was probably one of the more decoratively oriented sculptors in the series and, with the exception of his anti-war stance, one of the least message-driven artists.
This medal measures 73mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company of Danbury, Connecticut. Its reported mintage is 750 medals in bronze and 150 in silver.