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Full Face

Full Face.  A portrait head in front view, with all or part of both ears showing in contrast to a head in profile, or turned to the right or left. Because of compression of relief in bas-relief, a full face portrait is far more difficult to model, than say a profile.  See portraits and portraiture.

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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