UK gold medal for poetry

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Edmund Dulac designed the reverse of the UK gold medal for poetry in 1935. It has been used ever since.

See also: Edmund Dulac: a seahorse for Edward VIII?.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

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The two sides explode together, but each is an artistic jewel in its own right. The girl with the flame and the absent-minded look reminds me of the statue Clémentine in Geneva. The statue, like the medal, invites interpretation but leaves it up to the individual viewer. It was one of my pilgrimage places to retire to after a day of UN bombast and inaction.

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