Struck and enamelled silver, 75 mm
Historically, medals often used coded language to convey their message. Langlands and Bell have brought this conceit right up to date. The text can be read both within and across the rings and, with no hierarchy imposed on its arrangement, the viewer, turning the medal in the hand, can begin and end anywhere. The medal is a global compass that points everywhere at once.
Philip Attwood, Curator, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum, London.
Commissioned for the exhibition Medals of Dishonour at the British Museum 25 June – 27 September 2009
Presented by the British Art Medals Trust
Made by Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Birmingham
Available from Langlands & Bell