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Rebus – Coin Design Not by Words

Rebus. Coin images: Stack’s Bowers.
Rebus. Coin images: Stack’s Bowers.


In numismatics, a rebus is an allusory or symbolic device that might be used as a design element on a coin; e.g. the Sun on the Fugio Cent. The term originates from the Latin phrase non verbis, sed rebus (“Not by words, but by things”).

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