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Solnhofer

Solnhofer.  Carved stone used for a coin or medal model. The word is German where this practice occurred in the 16th century. Stone models were also used very infrequently for a master pattern of a coin design in England in the 18th century.  See stone.

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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