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Bijou

Bijou.  A medallic item worked into a piece of jewelry of excellent craftsmanship; often a frame of jewels surrounding a coin or small medal. These are usually classed in numismatics as "coin jewelry."

excerpted with permission from

An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators

COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON

Roger W. Burdette, Editor


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