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T?te-à-t?te

T?te-à-t?te.  Two portraits facing each other as if engaged in conversation. Early numismatists, particular English, called these two portraits confronted, a heraldic term. When portraits face the same direction they are said to be conjoined or accolated.

Illus: Photos: Full Page chart of textures used in relief

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

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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