exergue

exergue

[ig-zurg, ek-surg, eg-zurg]
noun
the space below the device on a coin or medal, sometimes separated from the field by a line.

Origin:
1690–1700; < French, apparently < Greek ex- ex-3 + érgon work

exergual [ig-zur-guhl, ek-sur-] , adjective
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exergue (ɛkˈsɜːɡ)
 
n
a space on the reverse of a coin or medal below the central design, often containing the date, place of minting, etc
 
[C17: from French, from Medieval Latin exergum, from Greek ex outside + ergon work]
 
ex'ergual
 
adj

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