100315 | ITALY. Bronze Award Medal.
100315 | ITALY. Bronze Award Medal. Issued circa 1925. For the Aero Club d'Italia (70mm, 148.04 g, 12h). By Stefano Johnson in Milan.
Personification of Victory flying left, head right, holding victoriola and wreath; in background, biplane and hot air balloon to left, monoplane and dirigible to right; at ground level, outline of Italy, Sicily, and Sardinia; all within chorded and wreathed border / AERO CLVB D'ITALIA, eagle facing in flight, with banner in beak, club logo above, cartouche for inscription below; all within chorded and wreathed border. Edge: Plain. Gem Mint State. Charming red-brown surfaces, exceptional artistry and relief. A large and impressive piece.
Highly detailed and ornate, this attractive unengraved award medal was created by Stefano Johnson, known to US collectors for his series Columbian Expo medals—intensely beautiful issues in their own right.
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