Dished. A strongly concaved model, pattern, mold or die – of a piece made from any of these – with a concaved background and the center gently sloping upward toward the edges; basin shaped. When two such models or patterns are used for obverse and reverse of the same piece the cross-section would look like this:An example of such a medal is the Theodore Andrews McGraw Medal of 1950 for the Detroit Surgical Association. See basin, concave.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
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