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Plinth

Plinth.  The square or rectangular panel at the base of a plaque or plaquette; the area below the base line with square corners. A plinth is often used for lettering. A plinth is to a plaque as exergue is to a round medal. Occasionally the plinth is raised from the background or field; this implies support as a pedestal supports a statue.

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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