Another anti-pollution art medal.
Portugal, 1974. Vasco Berardo (1933-2017). 95mm. Mintage 400
Obv: Poluição / Cavaleiro do Apocalipse (=Polution / Horsemen of the Apocalypse);
Bust wearning gas mask and headphones; demon birds behind; artist's signature below. The entire field engulfed in
Rev: Caped rider wearing armor and shield on left arm, holding wrench in right hand, riding right on armored horse
motorized horse through wisps of pollution.
From a series of six horsemen. Pestilence is one of the original four horsemen described in the Biblical book of Revelation. In Berardo's vision the horsemen are Peste (Plague), Fome (Hunger), Poluicao (Pollution), Morte (Death), Guerra (War), and Droga (Drugs).