exergue

Definitions:

  • A space on the reverse of a coin or medal, usually below the central design and often giving the date and place of engraving.
  • In <em>numismatics</em>, that part of the reverse of a coin or medal which is below the main device (“type”), and distinctly separated from it, generally by a line.
  • The small space beneath the base line of a subject engraved on a coin or medal. It usually contains the date, place, engraver's name, etc., or other subsidiary matter.
  • A space beneath the main design on a <xref>coin</xref> for the insertion of the <xref>date</xref>.
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