Mirror Image. Matching opposite polarity; a reflected image. Struck pieces are a mirror image of their dies; dies are a mirror image of their hub or patrix. Positive and negative plaster casts are mirror images of each other. A mirror image is called contraposition. The congruent interface surfaces of two-part medals are often mirror images of each other. Compare retrograde lettering.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor