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Commemorative Shakespeare medal

A bronze medal commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, 1964. Made in the Soviet Union, designed by I. Daragan.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1969-2

  • Date made

    1964

  • Material

    metal bronze

  • Measurements

  • Diameter

    6 cm

  • Marks & inscriptions

    inscription : : obverse : head of Shakespeare to left, Globe Theatre in background right : 1564-1964 THE GLOBE, inscription : : reverse : lines from sonnet 54 as translated into Russian by Samuil Marshak (1887-1964) : Prekrasnoe prekrasnej vo sto krat, uvenchannoe pravdoj dragotsennoj (The beautiful is a hundred times as beautiful crowned by the precious truth), inscription : : reverse : Quotation from Sonnet 54 : O HOW MUCH MORE DOTH BEAUTY BEAUTEOUS SEEM/BY THAT SWEET ORNAMENT WHICH TRUTH DOTH GIVE, inscription : : reverse : William Shakespeare transliterated into Russian :,

  • Place made

    USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust