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10011389740000

Asterix and the Olympic Games
Podium - colorised - Mini-medal 34 mm

€5.99
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Diameter 34 mm
Metal COMMON METAL
Weight 15.8 g
Qualité Uncirculated
This colorized mini-medal features Asterix in sports attire, rewarded with a laurel branch for his exploits at the Olympic Games in Athens. The scene is based on the cover of the album "Asterix at the Olympic Games".The reverse is the same as the ...
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Asterix and the Olympic Games Podium - colorised Mini-medal 34 mm
€5.99

    Description

    This colorized mini-medal features Asterix in sports attire, rewarded with a laurel branch for his exploits at the Olympic Games in Athens. The scene is based on the cover of the album "Asterix at the Olympic Games".

    The reverse is the same as the other Monnaie de Paris mini-medals, and is yeardated 2024.


    The Collection

    After the launch of the first collection celebrating the release of the new album Asterix and the Griffin in 2021, the Monnaie de Paris continues to honour one of the emblematic figures of the French comic strip at the heart of this new innovative monetary collection.

    Translating comic book characters is an interesting but perilous exercise. The transition from comic strip to volume must faithfully transcribe the clear line of Uderzo’s and Conrad‘s work. These medals are the faithful representation of a graphic line proper to the french artist, it is a tribute in three dimensions paid by the craftsmen of Monnaie de Paris to the universe of Asterix.

    Engraver word
    Asterix coins

    Our craftman

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.