Rope. A corded design of twisted strands often used in medallic design as a border element. Rope design can be modeled in soft material (clay, plasticine, wax) by use ofa milgrain tool. See border.
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