incuse[in kyo̵̅o̅z′, -kyo̵̅o̅s′]
hammered or stamped in: said of the design on a coin
Origin of incuseClassical Latin incusus, past participle of incudere, to forge with a hammer ; from in-, in, on + cudere, to strike, hit: see hew
such a design
Formed by hammering, stamping, or pressing: an incuse design on a coin.
Origin of incuseLatin incūdere, incūs-, to forge with a hammer; see incus.
- hammered or pressed in (usually on a coin)
- The back of the coin bears an incuse coat of arms.
- an impression hammered or pressed (onto a coin)
- This coin's incuse is of a most curious design.
(third-person singular simple present incuses, present participle incusing, simple past and past participle incused)