Dick Johnson submitted the following images and notes on a tip for identifying medals from a photo of the die. -Editor
NEW ARCHIVE TERM: 'DIE FLIPPED-PHOTO'
If you do not have a struck specimen handy, but you have access to the die, can you take a satisfactory photo of the die for archive
The answer is yes provided you flip the photo to show the positive image.
That was proved to me this week when I asked the archivist at Medallic Art Company to send me a photo of one of Milton Horn's
plaquettes in his Medical Heritage Physician Series, the Physician as Teacher. Here are the two for comparison:
Struck Specimen and Photo of the die (flipped)
Other than color in the two photos there should be no difference in the image. Satisfactory for identification purposes.
Thanks to Joe Levine for the photo of the struck specimen, and to Cathy Swinburg for the die flipped-photo. It is Medallic Art
Company's catalog number 1971-150-002.
THE BOOK BAZARRE
I would appreciate any information on the ALTENA MINT in Germany. It appears to belong to Verreinigte
, which is probably a subsidiary of Krupp. I would be pleased to pay copying charges, postage, time, etc. This
mint is often confused with the mint at ALTONA which closed about 1863.
Dale Seppa , 103 N Sixth Avenue , Virginia, MN 55792. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Homren, Editor
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