exergue

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French exergue.

Noun[edit]

exergue (plural exergues)

  1. (numismatics) A space beneath the main design on a coin or medal for the insertion of the date or other minor inscription.
    • 1839, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘William Wilson’:
      In childhood I must have felt with the energy of a man what I now find stamped upon memory in lines as vivid, as deep, and as durable as the exergues of the Carthaginian medals.

Translations[edit]