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Started by <k>, June 02, 2011, 06:52:36 PM

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Albania, 50 leke, 2004.jpg

Albania, 50 leke, 2004.  The fustanella.
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Austria.
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chrisild

Quote from: coffeetime on June 02, 2011, 07:00:05 PM
Austria.

That is a woman with a "Goldhaube" (golden head dress) from the Wachau region.
See http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Goldhaube.JPG ...

Christian

Prosit

That is a headdress/bonnet of the Wachau region.

The coin was designed by Ferdinand (Fritz) Welz.

Ferdinand Welz, sculptor and medalist, was born in Vienna on April 18, 1915.  From 1955 to 1985 Welz was director of the School of Medallic Art at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.  From 1970-1972 he was Rector of the Academy.  While Welz's work typically centers on cast medals, he always allowed his students complete artistic freedom.  Some of his more
famous students include Michael Norz, Wolfgang Pichl and Helmut Zobl. Early in his career he worked for the Austrian national mint in Vienna as an engraver.
His works include sculptures or fountains for the city of Vienna and in Sweden, as well as medals, portrait medals and Austrian schilling coins.

On the occasion of the opening of the Historical Museum of Vienna, Professor Welz created a commemorative medal from bronze, which shows the museum of Vienna on one side and on the other side is a profile of President H. C. Körner.



Quote from: coffeetime on June 02, 2011, 07:00:05 PM
Austria.


<k>

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New Zealand 1s 1947.jpg


NZ token.jpg


And the New Zealand Maori designs.

I know nothing of the purpose of this token.

However, we are all familiar with the pre-decimal circulation penny.
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<k>

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Romania, 1 leu, 1911.jpg

Romania, 1 leu, 1911.
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<k>

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Lesotho.  25 lisente.  Woman in traditional costume.
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@josephjk

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1972 10 rupees rev.jpg

India 1972 10 rupees

<k>

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Guatemala 1950 25c.jpg

Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1950.
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Guatemala 1964 25c.jpg

Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1964.
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<k>

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Guatemala 1998 25c.jpg

Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1998.
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Gusev

Ukraine, 5 hryven, 2013.
Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian: Вишиванка) is the Ukrainian traditional clothing which contains elements of Ukrainian ethnic embroidery. Many variations of its design were created. Usually, it was made of homemade linen which was produced by loom. Local features are usually represented in the shirt's ornamental pattern.
The art of embroidery in Ukraine traces its roots back to the pre-Christian period, it has centuries-old history. It is proved by results of archaeological dig and travellers' documentary evidence.
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Figleaf

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hanbok.jpg

Several figures running around in traditional Korean costume, hanbok.

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

Destrans

Pauliteiros de Miranda
A tradicional dance in Portugal

Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoQuYePHF0c



AMB

Can anyone help me here?  I have a question about the Austrian coin, featuring the "Woman of Wachau", which Ferdinand Welz designed.  Does anyone know who modeled for the Woman of Wachau?  I first thought that perhaps the model was Mr. Welz's wife.  However, absolutely no biography of Ferdinand Welz mentions that he was married or who his wife was if he was married, though some mentioned that he had a son named Michael.  Does anyone know anything at all, pertaining to what I'm inquiring please?