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EDM Challenge 121: Draw Coins






My husband had these earrings made for me for our 25th wedding anniversary because I liked  black roman coins in gold jewelry that I saw somewhere with him.  He then gave them to me at a lovely dinner in a villa in Padua, Italy - so the roman coins returned home!  The coins are more black than painted here.  As I was sketching the front and back of one earring last night, I also "googled" Roman coins and was able to identify my coins as Gordian III - from approximately 240 AD.  There are many, many images of Gordian III coins and I would need to better see the images on the reverse side of my coin to be more specific.  Both earrings use the same image on the front of the coins. 

I used gold gouache for the gold casing and back of the earring.


These are beautiful, Shirley - both the earrings and the drawing of them! What a wonderful present.

Shirley, I just LOVE your blog. You do such a great job with your art and narrating it!

These are lovely Shirley and you did a great job on the detail,and I must say your husband is very thoughtful!


Those are so pretty, and so very old. What a unique and wonderful gift.

nice job...boy that guy is a true romantic! lucky you! Italy and gold earrings...

What lovely "coins" Shirley!a wonderful gift.

What cool earrings! A great gift idea. Happy belated Anniversary!

Shirley, your earrings must be quite stunning and quite a conversation piece too. Well done on the sketch ~

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