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incuse

[in-kyooz, -kyoos] /ɪnˈkyuz, -ˈkyus/
adjective
1.
hammered or stamped in, as a figure on a coin.
noun
2.
an incuse figure or impression.
verb (used with object), incused, incusing.
3.
to stamp or hammer in, as a design or figure in a coin.
Origin of incuse
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin incūsus past participle of incūdere to indent with a hammer, equivalent to in- in-2 + cūd- beat (akin to hew) + -tus past participle suffix
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  • They are thin discs of metal stamped in a die, so that the design appears in relief on the face and incuse on the back.

    Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
  • The official English marks generally were incuse or stamped in relief with the cypher and crown within a borderless oval.

British Dictionary definitions for incuse

incuse

/ɪnˈkjuːz/
noun
1.
a design stamped or hammered onto a coin
verb
2.
to impress (a design) in a coin or to impress (a coin) with a design by hammering or stamping
adjective
3.
stamped or hammered onto a coin
Word Origin
C19: from Latin incūsus hammered; see incus
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