Dmitry Fedorov / Moskow, Russia






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In this section the design of more then 120 coins and medals designed by me are presented. On the basis of some design 70 coins have either already been produced or are currently in the process of being made. Other coins design are the property of the author and their publication is not promulgation of the project of the official bank note with a view of its subsequent use according to item 2 of item 1264 GК of the Russian Federation and on any use of the published sketch my consent should be received. During last time I managed to work for Treasures of Oz, Modern Numismatic International, Goznak, Sberbank, Perth Mint, New Zeland Mint.

Tools: Photoshop, ink, pencil, acrilic paint.

I accept orders for development of design of coins (from the companies) and design of medals (from the companies and private persons) under the contract of the author's order. Term of execution depends on complexity of a task. The prices are discussed individually. It is given to the customer the files ready for transfer to mint manufacture. Concerning design of coins and medals write on


46. Medal design "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" 

      Coin design Fortuna Imperatrix Mund

Design by D.Fedorov

Dear frends ! My medal design "Fortuna imperatrix mundi" go to the final stage (“Preliminary Stage”) of the International Coin Design Competittion 2017 in Japan. I am the first russian designer whose get such a high quality grade for his work. Result of Preliminary Stage you can see here


On the obverse of the medal, Fortune is shown wearing rich clothes , just like Lady Luck, in accordance with the medieval tradition. In one hand Fortune holds the staff of "caduceus ", symbol of success, crowned by the head of Opportunity (Occasio). In other hand she holds the Globe as a symbol of the World over which it stretches and also as a symbol of its variability, instability and inconstancy.
The main attribute of Fortune – Fortune's Wheel - symbolizing rapidity of happiness is also represented on a medal. It lifts up the fallen and humiliates those becoming too proud. At the right on Fortune's Wheel the figure is shown that Wheel uplifts upwards, and on the left is a figure that Wheel drops downward. From above on a circle an inscription: "Fortuna imperatrix mundi" which means "Fortune is the world Empress ". Also on a medal other attributes of Fortune are shown - horns of plenty, shell and pearls.

Fortune is the daughter of Ocean and Tethys , his sister. Fortune is called Lady of Waters and all seamen worship to her. That is why Her traditional symbols and attributes are the Ocean, the Ship with the sails filled with a wind and a Shell. Companions of Fortune are dolphins, naiads and nereids, hippocampus and also other sea inhabitants.
On the reverse of the medal Fortune, according to the antique tradition, is dressed in antique clothes. She rushes on the ocean on the Hippocampus. In one hand she holds the Horn of Plenty symbolizing prosperity and material welfare. In other hand she holds himation, filled with a wind, symbolizing variability, instability and Fortune's inconstancy. Among waves there is an inscription “ Fortuna venit” which means “Fortune is coming, Happiness is coming”.
The Fortune's Wheel, as her main symbol, is represented on a circumference, decorated with elements from sea shells.


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