égalité

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.

Caliper measuring diameter of 1967 French 10 Francs coin

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.

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