Definition of Exergue

1. n. 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.



Definition of Exergue

1. Noun. (numismatics) A space beneath the main design on a coin for the insertion of the date. ¹

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Definition of Exergue

1. a space on a coin [n -S] : EXERGUAL [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exergue

exercitations
exercitive
exercitives
exercycle
exercycles
exeresis
exergame
exergames
exergaming
exergasia
exergasias
exergies
exergonic
exergonicity
exergual
exergue (current term)
exergues
exergy
exert
exertainment
exerted
exerting
exertion
exertional
exertional dyspnea
exertional hypoglycaemia
exertions
exertive
exertment
exertments

Literary usage of Exergue

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1870)
"PS Since writing the above, I have received a second communication from my friend, who says : — “ A coin like this must have an exergue, whether there is ..."

2. A Descriptive Catalogue of Rare and Unedited Roman Coins: From the Earliest by John Yonge Akerman (1834)
"In the exergue, SMS. (Tanini). Valued by Mionnet at fifty francs. ... AVGG. An elephant, mounted by its driver. In the exergue, A. 2. ..."

3. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... who wifh riot tp be thought ignorant, imagined exergue to be the REVERSE, or CONTRARY, or, as we fay, the wrong fide of a medal or coin. ..."

4. The Numismatic Circularby Spink & Son by Spink & Son (1908)
"R. — Similar to the reverse of Type 3, except that Britannia has a sandal on her right foot, and 1879 is in the exergue. О — Siu.ilar to th;- obverse of ..."

5. Illustrations of Roman London by Charles Roach Smith (1859)
"LAETITIA AVG. In field, s. A. or a. P.; in exergue, ML or c. A female figure, standing (2). The same legend. A galley; in exergue, Q. c. or QL (3). ..."

6. The Numismatic Chronicle by Royal Numismatic Society (Great Britain) (1868)
"(Romx); in the exergue (JO.M. [OB]. (P1. VI., No. 9.) Medallion; has a ring. ... In the field LD.; in the exergue CO.M.OB. (Cohen, Med. Imp., No. 3.) 881. ..."

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