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ASTERIX
Medal Olympic Games - Silvered Bronze 90 x 93 mm

€295.00
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Diameter 41 mm
Metal FLORENTINE BRONZE
Weight 480 g
Mintage 500
Silvered Bronze Mintage : 500 copies numbered on the edge Original design and rectangular shape Stands up alone Face: the medal is the reproduction of the picture 3 page 48 of the album Astérix in Olympic Games. This Albert Uderzo's ...
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ASTERIX Medal Olympic Games Silvered Bronze 90 x 93 mm
€295.00

    Description

    • Silvered Bronze
    • Mintage : 500 copies numbered on the edge
    • Original design and rectangular shape
    • Stands up alone

    Face: the medal is the reproduction of the picture 3 page 48 of the album Astérix in Olympic Games. 
    This Albert Uderzo's drawing, presents the final scene where Astérix on its podium receives the crown of laurel for its victory in Olympics. All the members of the village is present for congratulate him. This medal evokes the present spirit of brotherhood and friendship in the albums of Astérix. 

    Reverse : the medal is smooth allowing a personalized engraving. A numbering on 500 copies is engraved on the edge. 

    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.

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    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.