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  • Tutankhamun 1977
    by Stephen Robin
    SOM-96.1
    Bright golden bronze with very light tan patina

    This medal was chosen as the 96th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1977.

    The obverse bears the facing gold burial mask of Tutankhamun. The reverse shows an intricate pectoral piece from the pharao's tomb. At right, signed SLR

    Stephen Robin was inspired by the success of the great "Treasures of Tutankhamun" exhibition that toured the great museums of the world between 1972 and 1981. Without directly referencing the exhibition on the medal in text, he made it clear in the medal's brochure that this was a commemorative medal design. He wrote:

    "This last point is very important to my sense of the medal as commemorative, i.e., that those who own the medal feel they own part of the exhibition.

    This medal measures 73mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company which struck 750 pieces in bronze and 150 in silver.

    SOM-96.1
    Bronze
    73.0mm (2.87in)
    Bright golden bronze with very light tan patina
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 96TH ISSUE - OCTOBER 1977, STEPHEN L. ROBIN, SC.(C)
    (C) MEDALLIC ART CO., DANBURY, CT.-BRONZE
    SOM-96.2
    Silver
    73.0mm (2.87in)
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 96TH ISSUE - OCTOBER 1977, STEPHEN L. ROBIN, SC.(C)
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