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Started by <k>, October 09, 2012, 05:13:31 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on October 10, 2012, 01:30:04 AMI'd go with the simple portrait on the coin, though I find the shortening of the ear ring pretty trivial. The portrait is ex-centric, which is fine, but the ribbon and roses add another ex-centricity, making the whole a bit busy. The solution of using the dates to bring back some balance in the overall design appeals to me. I understand Mr. Cornell's wish to use roses, but wonder if a single rose would not have done the job better, getting rid of the heraldics in the process.So many coins show so horribly clearly how difficult it is to get a portrait right on a coin. This portrait is an exception. Diana is recognizable at a glance (shouldn't that be the lowest benchmark for a figurative portrait?) I wonder if working with several images has helped Mr. Cornell to capture the true face of his subject. Maybe he's on to something...Peter