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Record 1 2007-06-15


Subject field(s)
  • Coins and Bank Notes
  • Wrought Metal Items and Antique Tools

The more important of the two sides of a coin, usually the side bearing the effigy of a monarch, a ruler, or some other important person or, in some instances, the coat of arms of a country.


  • Pièces de monnaie et billets de banque
  • Objets ouvrés et outils anciens (Métal)

Côté considéré comme le plus important d'une pièce; il porte habituellement l'effigie d'un souverain, d'un dirigeant ou d'un personnage historique ou, parfois, les armoiries d'un pays.


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