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Started by <k>, August 01, 2010, 11:47:11 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on August 02, 2010, 08:07:38 PMThat last coin is an excellent illustration of your problem. The elephant here is entirely symbolic.
Quote from: E.M.U. on August 02, 2010, 07:44:14 PMThe elephant is depicted in natural surroundings, and the apparent aim is to depict the animal realistically too; however, the artist was not quite skilful enough to achieve this.
Quote from: Figleaf on August 04, 2010, 09:38:24 AMOK, quite personal, your mileage will vary etc., but I think interesting coins have a message and a background: a story to tell that doesn't end with the coin itself and may involve a drunk Singhalese, an ancient pyramid in a forlorn landscape (once I'd climbed the pyramid, the coin took on another dimension) or a prize buffalo in a zoo.Peter