A medal, or medallion, is, strictly speaking, a small, flat, and round (or, at times, oval) piece of metal that has been sculpted, molded, cast, struck, stamped, or some way marked with an insignia, portrait, or other artistic rendering. A medal may be awarded to a person or organization as a form of recognition for sporting, military, scientific, academic, or various other achievements. Military awards and decorations are more precise terms for certain types of state decoration. Medals may also be created for sale to commemorate particular individuals or events, or as works of artistic expression in their own right. In the past, medals commissioned for an individual, typically with his portrait, were often used as a form of diplomatic or personal gift, with no sense of being an award for the conduct of the recipient.
A medal is usually a large medal which may be produced as a work of art, a souvenir or as a commemorative object. A medal can be round, square, or custom shaped objects of metal that are engraved or stamped with a logo, portrait, military insignia, or other artistic rendering. A medal can have your design on one side, or both sides and they can be solid metal color on both sides or have a color fill on one side and a metal design on the other. A medallion can be worn on a ribbon, chain or as an attachment to other items.
Some uses for medals can be as a reward for a job well done. Medallions are a nice way to recognize 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for military, academic or sporting events.
We will custom design your medal in gold, silver and bronze or copper to signify the various levels of achievement. Medals or medals may also be used to commemorate events or individuals. Your choices and designs are unlimited. Let our talented designers help create a medallion or medal that will show pride for your event or organization today!