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Orietta Rossi

Started by chrisild, May 19, 2011, 03:33:30 PM

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This year's commemorative €2 coin from the Vatican was designed by Orietta Rossi. While writing my posts about the piece, I looked at her website for more images. Have not seen any about the VA 2011 coin, but she does have lots of images and other info online. :) In case anybody is interested, here is a short biography in English:

And here are three pages featuring her works:



Excellent link! Thanks Christian.

While I am no admirer of the latter-day Baroque style, the portraits are jaw-droppingly good. The persons are immediately recognizable, which is hard enough on a coin, but she even succeeds in reflecting their character, especially on the medals.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.