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A functional or decorative piece made in precious metal, usually large scale
Pieces of work that are traditionally highly decorative and not considered silversmithing, usually small scale
An item or items of work that adorn the body
Must be one by the time he/she applies.
The text below gives additional information, detail and clarity for this 2D design section 3.
- Medallions and Medals are normally used to mark, commemorate or illustrate an event, place, person, service, achievement or subject and are often presented as a form of symbolic reward.
- A Medal is worn, either on the breast or from the neck, normally, but not necessarily on a ribbon via an integral or attached suspension.
- A Medallion is usually larger than a medal and is not worn, but may be displayed or handled. As a guide should fit in the hand.
- Medals and Medallions should not be confused with Regalia which is more complex and typically defines rank or status within a group or organisation.
- Two sides (Obverse and Reverse) and an edge with Bas-relief decoration and sometimes engraved detail on all surfaces.
- Stamped, cast or machined to create the shape and decoration, with minimal hand work in the production.
- Usually one piece metal construction, although laminated or hybrid material may be used, as are elements applied to the body of the medal and enamels.
- Any material could theoretically be used depending on durability, practicality and tactility, however some reasonable degree of intrinsic value in the materials adds to importance. Classic Materials – Gold, Silver and Bronze.