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The E-Sylum (1/2/2017)


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Last week's article about the coin exhibit at Grosvenor Museum prompted me to ask for images of coins which inspired one of the hairstyles displayed. No one has found a good match, but Ron Haller-Williams found a couple more online articles related to the exhibit. Thanks. -Editor

Volunteer Keith as the Roman Emperor Diocletian
Volunteer Keith as the Roman Emperor Diocletian

12 coins have been selected including images of Queen Mary, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II and others. Photographer Kat Hannon appealed via social media for models to be styled as the respective rulers. The models were then styled by hair and make up artist Louise O Callaghan.

Kat photographed the 12 portraits over 2 days, with models wearing grey and against a grey background “keeping all the tones nice and simple, so the features stand out. ” The portraits will then be printed onto circular board and displayed near the original coins so people can compare them.

Hair and make up artist Louise said that some of the portraits had been quite tricky due to the range of styles and periods. “I got Kat to show me the models and which coin was going with each particular coin. We had to work out what their hair texture was like … We have used a few hair pieces, and its worked quite well!”

Welsh student Harrison, who was spotted busking on the streets of Chester was styled as Anglo Saxon ruler Aethelred.

makeshift make up and photo studio
The museum lecture theatre as makeshift make up and photo studio

Harrison as Aethelred
Harrison as Aethelred

To read the complete article, see:
Recreating coin portraits at the Grosvenor museum (https://thechesterblog.com/2016/07/16/recreating-coin-portraits-at-the-grosvenor-museum/)

Here are some more images from the photographer's web site. -Editor

coin hairstyle images

The specially chosen models were styled over two days, some more complex than others due to the wide range of styles and periods.

Now, thanks to the fantastic hair and make –up of Louise O’Callaghan and all the volunteers involved, these historic VIP’s are now on show in their full glory from 23rd July to the 16th October.

To read the complete article, see:
Minted: Making Money and Meaning (http://kathannon.com/minted-making-money-meaning/)

We'll try to contact the museum for images of the coins. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
EXHIBITION: MINTED - MAKING MONEY AND MEANING (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n52a28.html)

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