Dick Johnson submitted these entries from his Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Terminology. Thanks. I added images and links. -Editor
Guilloche Border. A kind of ornament border formed of two or more strands twisted over each other in series, leaving circular openings
which are filled with dots. A medal of an Unknown Lady in the Samuel H. Kress collection (514) has such a border. See border.
For more information on the Kres collection, see:
COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE SAMUEL H· KRESS COLLECTION RENAISSANCE MEDALS BY G· F·
HILL AND G· POLLARD (http://www.kressfoundation.org/uploadedFiles/
Half-and-Half Medal. Two award medals physically cut in half and one of each half soldered back together; they are awarded to the two contestants who tied in the contest for which the awards
were made. Such half-and-half medals are particularly dramatic because the medals are of differing colors, as gold and silver, or silver and bronze. They have been observed only
for sports awards, and then only rarely.
Wow - I'd never heard of such a medal. But they do exist. I found a YouTube video about Japanese pole vaulters Shuhei Nishida and Sueo Oe who tied for second place at the
Berlin 1936 Olympics. -Editor
To watch the complete video, see:
Book lovers should be word lovers as well.
The Half-Silver and Half-Bronze Olympic Medals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE2LqC73KsQ)
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