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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.
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