Step Border. A multiple-element border on a medallic item in which successive elements (from the outside inward) are lower than the previous element. The larger the medal the more elements of the border are necessary – such a multiple step border aids human fingers in picking up and holding the item. See border, molded border.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
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