I was asked to create a favor based on Queen Thyra’s favor. The mold below is the result. Note that the back of this token is built on top of another mold; one which held two parallel tokens. This is highly appropriate for period molds. The ends of the “T” are pretty sharp, which was the original intent. I am a member of her guard and when not in armor I tend to wear sternum-baring middle eastern outfits, which bring the sharpnesss of the medallion to obvious focus. Yipes.
The back of the mold can’t be mirror-smooth or else the pewter bubbles up on it. Instead of a scratch pattern, I put many tiny losenges and one tiny maltese cross; the former because they are part of Thyra’s personal arms. The effect is subtle but appropriate.