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Horizon

Horizon.  The line where the sky meets the earth. The horizon line is infrequently shown on coins and medals of scenes; it is also implicit for linear perspective. The horizon is parallel to the base line.  See perspective.

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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