Rounded Top. A medallic item with any form of curved shape to its top edge. Plaques and plaquettes are frequently so designed, or incorporate a lunette, to add more interest or a more pleasing appearance to the piece. A rounded top with square bottom is sometimes called a tombstone shape. See unusual shapes.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
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