- 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 of exergueFr, literally , that which is out of the work ; from Modern Latin exergum ; from Classical Greek ex, out, outside of + ergon, work
A space on the reverse of a coin or medal, usually below the central design and often giving the date and place of engraving.
Origin of exergueFrench : Greek ex-, ex- + Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.
reverse of a 1981 Italian 100 lire coin depicting the goddess Minerva holding an olive tree