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Latin obversus past participle of obvertere to turn toward obvert
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
We always wonder whether people who call the obverse the front side also call the reverse the back side!
The 3 Designs All three designs share the same common obverse, but the reverse designs differ.
Obverse - Fourth portrait All 2003 coins carried the fourth portrait obverse - Fourth portrait All 2003 coins carried the fourth portrait obverse design by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The medal's obverse (side worn outwards) consists of the crowned profile of Queen Elizabeth II.
Turning the stone over, the obverse side showed a delicate trace of leaves; shiny black against the gray shale.
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