contorniate


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contorniate

(kɒnˈtɔːnɪət)
adj
(of a coin or medallion) having a circular groove near the edge of the disc, the circumference of which is just smaller than the circumference of the object itself
n
a contorniate coin or medallion
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The other classical representations comprise two Pompeian wall paintings, three contorniates, and a miniature in a Virgil manuscript in the Vatican.