Contourniated Con*tour"ni*a`ted, a. [Cf. {Contorniate}.] (Numis.) Having furrowed edges, as if turned in a lathe. [1913 Webster]

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  • contourniated — variant of contorniated …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contorniate — A contorniate, or contourniate, is a species of medal or medallion of bronze, having a deep furrow on the contour or edge, as if the object had been turned in the lathe. Contourniated medallions were supposed to have been struck in the days of… …   Wikipedia

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