Hanger. A hook, ring, loop or other means attached to a medallic item (usually one sided) for hanging. Hangers are customarily fastened to large medallic items (plaques, galvanos) and occasionally to smaller items (usually uniface medals, medallions and plaquettes). Compare loop.
excerpted with permission from
For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor