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exergue
reverse of a 1981 Italian 100 lire coin depicting the goddess Minerva holding an olive tree

ex·ergue

 (ĕk′sûrg′, ĕg′zûrg′)
n.
A space on the reverse of a coin or medal, usually below the central design and often giving the date and place of engraving.

[French : Greek ex-, ex- + Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

exergue

(ɛkˈsɜːɡ)
n
(Currencies) a space on the reverse of a coin or medal below the central design, often containing the date, place of minting, etc
[C17: from French, from Medieval Latin exergum, from Greek ex outside + ergon work]
exˈergual adj

ex•ergue

(ɪgˈzɜrg, ˈɛk sɜrg, ˈɛg zɜrg)

n.
the space below the device on a coin or medal.
[1690–1700; < French, appar. < New Latin exergum < Greek ex- ex-3 + érgon work]