This year’s Nobel Peace Prize received Narges Mohammadi. In light of the imprisonment of the Iranian women’s rights activist, her children, twins Kiana and Ali, accepted the prize on her behalf.
The twins delivered the Nobel lecture, which was based on notes smuggled from their mother in prison in Tehran. The Nobel laureate emphasized: “I believe that the globalization of peace and human rights is more important and effective than the globalization of anything else.”
“The twins have not seen their mother since they were eight years old and haven’t spoken to her in nearly two years due to increasing restrictions on communication that got even more severe ahead of the ceremony. For her activism, campaigning for human rights, in support of political prisoners, and against the death penalty, Mohammadi and her family have paid a hefty price. She has been arrested 13 times, convicted for five and sentenced to a total of 31 years and 154 lashes (…) They say they understand and accept the sacrifice, despite the impact it has had on their lives. They’ve lived with their father in self exile in France since 2015” – wrote CNN.
The Nobel Peace Prize Medal
The obverse of the Nobel medal features an image of Alfred Nobel, his name and the dates of his birth and death. The reverse displays three men, symbolizing international brotherhood, with the Latin inscription: “Pro pace et fraternitate gentium” (“For the peace and fraternity of mankind”). The diameter has remained constant at 65.3 mm since 1901.
The Mint of Norway, a company operating in Kongsberg since1686, has been minting the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Medal since the award’s inception in 1901. Sculptor Gustav Vigeland, one of Norway’s greatest artists, designed the medal.
Today we would like to show you how this famous medal is minting.
Minting from Fairmined Gold
The Mint of Norway, the country’s second oldest manufacturing company, has been part of the Samlerhuset Group since 2015. The mint produces circulating coins, collector coins, and medals.
Since 2015, the Mint of Norway has exclusively minted the Nobel Peace Prize Medal from Fairmined Gold. The Fairmined initiative is designed to transform small artisanal mines, ensuring minimum wages, good health and safety standards, and environmental care.
The teenage twins of jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi have accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on her behalf. Read article
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