Incuse meaning

ĭn-kyo͝oz, -kyo͝os
Formed by hammering, stamping, or pressing.

An incuse design on a coin.

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Hammered or stamped in.
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Such a design.
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Hammered or pressed in (usually on a coin)

The back of the coin bears an incuse coat of arms.

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An impression hammered or pressed (onto a coin)

This coin's incuse is of a most curious design.

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To hammer or press (usually onto a coin)

There is a long tradition of monarchs having their own figure incused in their kingdom's coins.

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Origin of incuse

  • Latin incūdere incūs- to forge with a hammer incus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incusus, past participle of incudere, from in- + cudere.

    From Wiktionary