NICHOLAS SOKOLOV Profile Portrait of Vladimir Lenin for the Centenary from his Birth 1970 [R/V] - x +
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CN: SokN1970leni

MT: bronze in anodized aluminium frame (Ø:10x1)

TX: pressed at lower right of picture in Russian <Н.Соколов>, pressed on metal at rear upper center in Russian [mark of maker]>

DN: Mr. Megakles Rogakos - 2008

CM: The Profile Portrait of Vladimir Lenin for the Centenary from his Birth was created by Nicholas Sokolov, who was chief artist-engraver of the USSR Mint in Leningrad (Petrograd's name after Lenin's death in 1924). This plaque - issued at an unknown number to serve as ornament on the desktop or the wall - was based on Sokolov's design for the one rouble coin, sculptured with the profile of Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) to commemorate the centenary from his birth. Lenin appears in his most recognizable form with his bald head, hollow cheeks, piercing gaze, furrowed eyebrows, trimmed moustache and shapely goatee. The relief is very impressive for its modelling in heavy metal with brass coating and its frame of anodized aluminum. To reward Nicholas Sokolov for his achievements, the President of the USSR decorated him with the highest Soviet award - the Order of Lenin.

[Megakles 08/2008]

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