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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 40, October 7, 2007, Article 14

VOCABULARY WORD: SURMOULAGE

I’m sure there are plenty of E-Sylum readers far smarter
than I about medal terminology, but when I read the word
“surmoulage” in Dick Johnson’s item on Joseph Veach Noble,
I just had to ask him what the word meant.  He writes:
“From my encyclopedia:

Surmoulage.  A second generation cast from an original
pattern or cast original; a duplicate of a cast. In
numismatics a more preferred term is after-cast, especially
for the cast medals of the Renaissance. The term surmoulage
is used, somewhat, as an evasion of the fact a cast item
is an after-cast by persons who wish to deceive others who
may be unfamiliar with the term.

"O46 {1987} Pollard; 'Surface Characteristics of Renaissance
Medals and Their Interpretation' by Arthur Beale, pp 27-33."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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