Dish-shaped coin pays homage to Art Deco workshop

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On August 9 the Bank of Latvia will release its latest collectible coin paying homage to an Art Deco workshop and the ceramic master Romans Suta (1896–1944).

The dish-shaped coin, named Baltars. Porcelāns after the Baltars ceramic painting workshop operating in the interwar period, was authored by Frančeska Kirke who designed the coin after Romans Suta's 1927 decorative piece Deja (Dance).

The front side features a logo of the Baltars workshop, while the flip side is decorated with Suta's design showing five dancers in stylized folk costumes.

"The decorative art masterpieces made at the Baltars workshop correspond to the highest levels of achievement in European and worldwide Art Deco design and have become a pride of Latvian national culture," the Bank of Latvia said in a statement to the press.

While clearly too small for humans to consume food out of, the slightly slanted coin would perhaps prove a good drinking tray for a pet mouse or a similarly sized companion animal.

Information about purchasing the coins is available HERE.

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