Medallion - medalist


A circular object "that has been sculpted, molded, cast, struck, stamped or some way rendered with an insignia, portrait" or other artistic expression." Often medallions serve as commemorative objects. Persons creating medallions are known as medalists, and many were/are well known sculptors such as Edward Bartholomew, James Earle Fraser, Glenna Goodacare, and Augustus St. Gaudens. Sources: Wikipedia, "Medallion"; AskART biographies. (LPD)