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Raphael Maklouf

Raphael Maklouf (born December 10, 1937) is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth used on Commonwealth coinage from 1985 to 1997.
Maklouf was born in Jerusalem, emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979.

Two of his designs were selected for British coinage on 8 August 1984, one for general circulation and another for commemorative issues. He is additionally known for his sculptural design representing the fifteen Stations of the Cross[?] in Brentwood Cathedral[?]. Currently (2003) he is associated with Tower Mint, Ltd., which privately produces collector coins and medals.

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