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For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,4226.2

  • Description

    Struck bronze medal with suspension loop and ring.(obverse) Two wrestlers in combat, within wreath.
    (reverse) Wreath.

  • Date

    • 20thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 55 millimetres
    • Height: 77 millimetres (with ring)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Arabic
      • Inscription Translation

        Amateur Wrestling Foundation of the Islamic Republic of Iran
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Arabic
      • Inscription Translation

        Ministry of Education Physical Training Office in commemoration of the Students Sports competitions.
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2008,4226.2


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