Contorniate definition

A bronze medal or medallion with a deep furrow on the contour or edge, supposed to have been struck in the days of Constantine and his successors.

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Noun

Singular:
contorniate
Plural:
contorniates

Origin of contorniate

  • Italian contorniato, present participle of contorniare (“to make a circuit or outline”).

    From Wiktionary