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  • Science: Perseverance and Dedication 1968
    by Terry Iles
    SOM-78.1
    Golden bronze with light tan patina

    This medal was chosen as the 78th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1968.

    The obverse depicts a scientist at three-objective microscope. Around, PERSEVERANCE AND DEDICATION; below, T. ILES © 1968

    The reverse bears a spider web with plant below within raised rim.

    Iles chose the scientist to represent the quest for knowledge and the spider to represent patience and perseverance.

    The medal measures 73mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York. Its reported mintage is 809 pieces in bronze.

    SOM-78.1
    Bronze
    73.0mm (2.87in)
    Golden bronze with light tan patina
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 78TH ISSUE - NOV. 1968 TERRY ILES, SC. (C)
    MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y.
    SOM-78.2
    Bronze
    73.0mm (2.87in)
    Golden bronze with light tan patina
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 78TH ISSUE - NOV. 1968 TERRY ILES, SC. (C)
    MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. BRONZE
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