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Alex Shagin’s 1991 Portrait Medal of Arthur Conan Doyle

Alex Shagin’s 1991 Portrait Medal of Arthur Conan Doyle

“… it bore some resemblance …”

– The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (WIST)

     

In 1991, Alex Shagin, a former head engraver with the Leningrad Mint, cast a medal featuring Arthur Conan Doyle, which was marketed by Sherlock, Stock & Barrel, a firm owned by Edward C. Rochette, the 4th Garrideb of our scion. Cast in both silver and bronze, they were limited to 100 castings. We do not know if this was one hundred in each metal or total for both metals. The bronze medal sold for $75 and the silver for $150.

OBVERSE: CONAN / (three-quarter bust of Arthur Conan Doyle, facing right, wearing a cap) / DOYLE

REVERSE: OPUS ARTUM / (letters & papers on a desk, along with a inkwell and quill, magnifying glass, and a lit oil lamp in front of a window with curtains)

75 mm, Square, Bronze

and

75 mm, Square, Silver

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