Here are a couple interesting images sent recently by ultramodern numismatist Pabitra Saha. Thanks!
Lithuania 50 Litu 2013
This one caught my eye because of the contrast between the rough background of the central images and the smooth field surrounding them. I think it works very well. The subject is the "600th anniversary of the christening of Samogitia"
St Eligius, Patron Saint of Numismatics
This one isn't a coin, but a token or medal of some kind. I don't think I've seen this before. Can anyone help?
Pabitra Saha adds:
I just got this from a friend. I had no idea that there existed a patron saint for numismatics.
I would be very happy if E-Sylum readers could provide information on any aspect of this medal or the Saint. I am trying to organise the minting of a good medallion on this myself.
Wikipedia describes Saint Eligius as "the patron saint of goldsmiths, other metalworkers, and coin collectors. He is also the patron saint of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), a corps of the British Army, but he is best known for being the patron saint of horses and those who work with them. "
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