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Design and designing => Coin design => Members' designs => Topic started by: annovi.frizio on March 24, 2014, 10:06:18 PM

Title: Andorra Commemorative 2014
Post by: annovi.frizio on March 24, 2014, 10:06:18 PM
my idea  :-)

(http://www.friziodesign.it/coins/andorra-carlo-magno.png)

here  :-)

http://www.friziodesign.it/coins18.html

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Title: Re: Andorra Commemorative 2014
Post by: Figleaf on March 25, 2014, 03:03:09 PM
A fine design, Frizio.

My main point of consideration is using the reliquary of Blessed Charles Augustus as a portrait. The reliquary dates from 1349, over 500 years after Charles' death, so it's not very reliable as a portrait. Meanwhile, there are good contemporary portrait coins of the emperor. While the reliquary suggests a tall, perfectly shaped, bearded man, the coins show him as having a round face with a short neck and a bare chin. That suggests a short, somewhat fat man to me, shaved as a Frank.

Peter
Title: Re: Andorra Commemorative 2014
Post by: chrisild on March 25, 2014, 09:17:24 PM
The reliquary dates from 1349, over 500 years after Charles' death, so it's not very reliable as a portrait. Meanwhile, there are good contemporary portrait coins of the emperor.

Here is one; now whether that would be better as a "model", I don't know. :)
http://www.route-charlemagne.eu/charlemagne/Karl/Karl_unbekannt_08/?lang=EN

Christian
Title: Re: Andorra Commemorative 2014
Post by: Figleaf on March 26, 2014, 10:30:59 AM
I was thinking of something like this one. I love the double chin >:D

Peter