This thread should more properly appear in the US Coins Forum, but in spirit belongs to the Ancient Coins Forum too. Alphonse Kolb was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1893 and studied art and sculpture in Munich, before immigrating to the United States in 1913. He became a U.S. citizen in 1918 and found work at Bastain Brothers Co., in Rochester, NY as a designer and die cutter. He was involved in many civic projects creating medals, badges, buttons, and plaques (some several feet tall). He designed medals for the American Numismatic Association, and became chief designer and engraver for the Rochester Numismatic Association's annual presidential medal from 1921 - 1978. After he passed away in 1983, at the age of 89, the R.N.A. sold a number of his dies that he bequeathed to the club in order to raise money to cover debts. The dies were auctioned off at a club meeting and I was lucky enough to win five of them . The subject of this thread is two dies he made for, the now defunct, Syracuse Numismatic Association's 30th Anniversary. I'm not sure when these dies were made but would guess in the 1950s or 60s. I've never seen a medal struck from these dies and don't know if any exist . If any CoinTalk member has seen one of these medals please let me know. The obverse die pays tribute to the great Greek celator Euainetos' famous dekadrachm struck for the city of Syracuse, on the Island of Sicily, circa 412 - 393 BC. The water nymph Arethusa is depicted wearing a reed wreath in her hair, a pearl necklace, and a triple pendant earring. Her head is surrounded by four dolphins, representing the sea, and a sun or star symbol is behind her neck. The die is signed A. KOLB in micro letters below her neck, and A.K. is also stamped on the die face. The actual striking diameter on the die face measures 35 mm. I made a PlayDoh impression of the incuse die to give a rough idea of what the medal would look like, see photos below. Alphonse Kolb was a great artist and left a lasting legacy.