Thursday, August 30, 2007

Magnificent Beauty On A Small 13MM Format

The small 13mm coin to the left possesses all the qualities needed to truly be a work of art. Does the fact the coin was used as economic exchange diminish the coin's integrity as a work of art? Does the small size have anything to do with the inherit beauty of the coin? I love the organic quality of the piece with a touch of rectilinear imagery. Just enough of the rectilinear in contrast with the curvilinear to make for a very exciting and aesthetically pleasing work of art.

I am surrounded with these little jewels and I have within arms reach a plethora of what should be museum pieces. I have been blessed by my discovery of these coins and I have been blessed by my exciting journey into a world of art I did not know existed ten years ago. I have no idea what one calls the coin but until I do learn I will live with the joy of the image! Thank you for allowing me to share. God Bless.. Jerry..

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the other side of this coin. The palm tree usually is used to represent Judaea but I don't recognize the inscription that I see. Could you email me or post a photo of the other side?