Feet. Smooth projections on the reverse of a medallion or plaquette to make it a paperweight. The feet raise the piece from the surface it rests on; small round hemispheres are the commonest type (and a stock item of jewelry supply houses) but square feet and pylons have also been used. See half ball feet.
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