- the space on a coin or medal below or around the pictures or designs, often used for the date, place, etc.
- the inscription in this space
Origin: French literally , that which is out of the work ; from Modern Latin exergum ; from Classical Greek ex, out, outside of plush ergon, work
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Origin: French : Greek ex-, ex- + Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.