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Regis Fungorum Filia
October 2009
Wacom Intuos 9x12, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Google Images

I always wanted to show a coin from Super Mario Bros. looking how it might look if it followed the design pattern of most coins in the world, instead of the plain rectangle (which I assume represents "1") that the coin officially shows.

Heavy, golden, and depicting the realm's young monarch, the inscriptions "Regis Fungorum Filia" (Mushroom Princess) and "1985" (her year of birth, as it were) fill out the theme. The seven stars around her even incorporate the realm's religious iconography, while the mushroom represents their agriculture.

I had originally planned for the Latin to say "Myconid Regina", but Drew Mackie of Back of the Cereal Box, my favorite amateur lexographer, proposed a different approach:

Princess is difficult because no exact work exists in Latin. The literal translation of the concept would be regis filia, "daughter of the king," which is kind of bad in this case since there's no actual king in the Mario games. The proper Latin for "mushroom" is fungus, so wIth "of the mushrooms," in the plural, it would be regis fungorum filia.
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SirMarZ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
cool pie
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RafaelMartins Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow
Love it!
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professorhazard Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! I'm really impressed that you added Latin. :heart:
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime!
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bot-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept and a nice drawing, too. :)
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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luigixpeach Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good artwork ;)
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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luigixpeach Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome ;)
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StaciNadia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
That's such a neat concept, how the coins would actually look! And even researching the Latin that would go on the coin! Nice work!
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
That's a cool coin :D
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
You're welcome!
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MisterChimpo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
My favorite part of this piece is neither the motto or the design, but rather the way the light source reacts with the almost imperceptible contours of the coin. It makes it all that much convincing as a "real" object seen in detail.
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Light reflecting off of gold is one of my favorite reactions that can be seen in the world. It's similar to how light reflects off of water.
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KentaRaikiri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kenta: Wow....cool background for the coin! I can actually see it used as a currency! Great job!
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antie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
1. Nice image! I love it!

2. "Principissa" is an acceptable Latin word for "princess." In a way, it might be better than "regis filia" since it can stand on its own without that specific reference to a king.

3. "Myconid Regina"? "Regina Fungina" would have been fine, and it would have rhymed!
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Kurisusu-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:O ... I want coins like that... XD Awesome job! :D
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I want 'em, too.
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Kurisusu-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD You're welcome :3 :hug:
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This reminds me a lot of the portrait of queen Beatrix on my local currency, except the actual design of this is much better, and that's really not just because it's princess Peach.

I really like the use of Latin, how it makes it look more official. The way the stars encircle the princess is balanced rather elegantly, and, well, it just looks like an actual currency.
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for the in-depth analysis and praise - and for the opportunity to look up who Queen Beatrix is. I had never heard the name "Beatrix" outside of Final Fantasy IX before.
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ChemicalAlia Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I want to touch this with my thumb and forefinger so bad. Awesome.
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
TOUCH IT, LOVE IT
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's really neat, especially the Regis Fungorum Filia. :)
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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EbonNekoXIII Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! It's certainly a step up from the plain ol' "[]" on the current coins. Nice work! :)
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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EbonNekoXIII Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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nintyalex Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Nice! It looks much more realistic than the 1 indent in the games (Still, I'm not complaining about it.). :thumbsup:
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JeffMillennium Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
That's awesome, but now I really want to know what they put on the other side.
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professorhazard Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well, there are several options.

- Peach's Castle
- Fire Flower, Leaf, et cetera for various denominations of worth
- A rectangle!
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