Con*tor"ni*ate (?), Con*tor"ni*a`te (?), n., [It. contorniato, p.pr. of contorniare to make a circuit or outline, fr. contorno circuit, outline. See Contour.] Numis.

A species of medal or medallion of bronze, having a deep furrow on the contour or edge; -- supposed to have been struck in the days of Constantine and his successors.

R. S. Poole.

 

© Webster 1913.


Con*tor"ni*ate (?), Con*tor"ni*a`te (?), n., [It. contorniato, p.pr. of contorniare to make a circuit or outline, fr. contorno circuit, outline. See Contour.] Numis.

A species of medal or medallion of bronze, having a deep furrow on the contour or edge; -- supposed to have been struck in the days of Constantine and his successors.

R. S. Poole.

 

© Webster 1913.

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