Vintage Pair of Alex Shagin Silver Decorative Medals
Vintage pair of Alex Shagin silver decorative coins. The scene depicted on one side is of 3 angelic cherubs playing musical instruments and the obverse side depicts 4 putti figures holding hands dancing around the sun. The figures on both sides are in high relief.
These medals are unsigned but were purchased in a lot of medallions which were all made by Alex Shagin and test for silver.
Shagin, born near Leningrad on 1947, graduated from the Vera Mukhina School of Arts and Design in Leningrad in 1972, and then designed commemorative coins and medallions for the Leningrad Mint. Peter the Great, Michelangelo, Apollo-Soyuz and the Moscow Olympics are but a few of his designs. He emigrated to the United States, and since 1980, has worked as a freelance medallic artist in Southern California.
He has works in museums and private collections around the world, including the Hermitage Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, Yad Vashem Museum, the British Museum and the Swedish Royal Medallic Collection. In 2002, as First Vice President of the American Medallic Sculpture Association (A.M.S.A.) he participated in the Federation Internationale de le Medaille (F.I.D.E.M.) congress by designing a special presentation medal for the American Delegation—The Medal of Liberty presented to twelve individuals by Ronald Reagan in 1986 ~ ref: Wikipedia
A stunning collectible piece of art for your vintage home decor or housewarming gift idea.
Medals measures 0.5" in diameter and together weigh 0.6oz.
In good condition considering age and use with slight denting to the high relief edging - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.
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