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6 March 2024

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The Silich Collection of Historical and Art Medals (Part I)

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№ 333


6 March 2024

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Räsänen, Kauko (Finnish, 1926-2015); b. Suistamo

FINLAND, XXII FIDEM, Helsinki [Congress of the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille] 1990, a two-part square bronze plaque by K. Räsänen [Kultateolusuus] which join together to form an 8-pointed star: on the front, two naked female figures facing each other, heads facing forward, each holding a medal in her hand, inside helsinki 1990, an eye, a flying bird, a feather and an ear in the four corners; on the back, a man kneeling on a stool and a woman kneeling with a magnifying glass, both naked, looking at a medal, inside xxii fidem and a sun, a foot, a radiant heart and an elbow in the four corners, edge impressed kultateolusuus, 50mm, 239.62g (Räsänen 148; The Medal 15, p.85; cf. Gorny & Mosch 230, 3326). Extremely fine; in original grey gilt-blocked case of issue £150-£200

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Silich Collection of Historical and Art Medals.

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Edition of 300. The XXII FIDEM was held at the University of Helsinki from 13 to 16 June 1990.