Art of Coins and their Photography Handout

Art of Coins and their Photography Handout - The artistic...

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Greek Coins 70D The artistic achievements of the ancient Greek world arc generally divided into seven chronological classifications: 700-480BC PERIOD OF ARCHAIC ART This period saw the beginning the coin maker's art, during which time techniques in both the fabric and design were nurtured, style was generally angular crude, but with a certain archaic sensitivity peculiar to its age 480-415 BC TRANSITIONAL was a time significant advance in die engraving minting techniques, result was refinement of detail in remarkably accurate portrayal of the human anatomy dis- playing greater freedom movement. Both type symbol were masterfully placed within the confines the planchet, incuse square design was refined to contain devices, or, namen tal quartering inscriptions, produced some the most intricate delicately engraved coins ever struck engraving was executed with assured confidence; in high relief strong sense of design, bold experi- mentation attention to fI,".'" ela+ltS,j 4l5-336BC FINEST ,~,,,,-=,=,,, was pinnacle of the master die engraver's art when artistic heights in the cutting of dies striking of coin were achieved, which to this day have not been surpassed, With an intensity
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