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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 2, January 10, 2010, Article 8

VOCABULARY QUERY: A MEDAL WITH PORTRAIT BUT NO NAME

David Gracey writes:

What do you call a medal that features a portrait but does not include the name of the person portrayed? It could be "anonymous" but there is another term... I'm sure one or more readers of The E-Sylum will know.

Hmmmm. I've seen medals and other items like this. I would think that they often they come about because at the time of issuance the subject is quite famous and "needs no introduction", yet a century later people are left scratching their heads wondering "Who was this guy"? So I guess I'd call them "Huwasdisguy Medals". -Editor


Wayne Homren, Editor

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