I took this photo for a coin club contest. Alas, I didn’t win, but it was fun creating the image. I used my old Nikon digital D40 camera and a 105 mm micro Nikkor lens.
This 1967 silver coin shows the “Hercules Group” surrounded by this powerful demand of French nationalism:
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE
The engraver, Augustin Dupré, created his allegoric compositions using symbolism of antiquity. Hercules was a devine hero of Greek mythology.