In subsequent reigns the order of the two seals was reversed, the seal of majesty becoming the obverse, and the reverse being the equestrian seal: a pattern which has been followed, almost uniformly, down to the present day.
With very few exceptions only the name AP/AKHI (with various epithets) occurs on the coins of the Parthian kings, and the obverse generally shows the seated figure of the founder of the dynasty, holding in his hand a strung bow.
The obverse has usually a male head, sometimes inscribed with what appears to be a native name.
In the British Museum are the bronze matrices of seals of ZEthilwald, bishop of Dunwich, about Boo; of lElfric, alderman of Hampshire, about 985; and the finely carved ivory double matrix of Godwin the thane (on the obverse) and of the nun Godcythe (on the reverse), of the beginning of the 11th century.
obverse legend around the name in center.
The types of the great seals of sovereigns have already been mentioned: a seal of majesty on the obverse, an equestrian seal on the reverse.
Other royal official seals usually bear on the obverse the king enthroned or mounted, and the royal arms on the reverse.
bulla, a boss, or circular metal ornament), and necessarily they were in all cases suspended from the documents, and they bore a design on both obverse and reverse.
Such specimens as have descended to us show that the golden bulla of the middle ages was usually hollow, being formed of two thin plates of metal stamped with the designs of obverse and reverse, soldered together at the edges and padded with wax or plaster.
Hanging from a light blue ribbon it had the King's head on the obverse while the reverse bore the words " Militia.
The obverse (front) shows a cherub blowing a flashlight in an attempt to re-kindle it.
We always wonder whether people who call the obverse the front side also call the reverse the back side!
obverse changed in line with the remainder of the decimal coinage.
The 3 Designs All three designs share the same common obverse, but the reverse designs differ.
obverse side showed a delicate trace of leaves; shiny black against the gray shale.
obverse design showed the King seated facing on a throne, a very majestic image.
obverse portrait was introduced, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.
obverse inscription was changed from " SaorstÃ¡t Ã‰ireann " to " Ã‰ire " on all the coins.
Obverse - Fourth portrait All 2003 coins carried the fourth portrait obverse - Fourth portrait All 2003 coins carried the fourth portrait obverse design by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The medal's obverse (side worn outwards) consists of the crowned profile of Queen Elizabeth II.
obverse of this coin, taxation.
obverse of the medal bears the crowned effigy of The Queen.
obverse of a tin medallion bearing the image of a typical Cornish engine house.
Turning the stone over, the obverse side showed a delicate trace of leaves; shiny black against the gray shale.
Great identical with that of the obverse (fig.
An engraving of the obverse, the Virgin and Child, is here given (fig.
Known as three Three Swami obverse design, the reverse is simply a stippled pattern of dots.
If it is not written there, try checking the metal panel on the obverse side of your unit by unplugging it and turning it around.
These latter bore (obverse) a Nepalese emblem surrounded by eight fleurons containing the eight sacred Buddhist jewels, and (reverse) an eight-petalled flower surrounded by eight fleurons containing the names of the eight jewels in Tibetan characters.
Coins were also struck, showing her crowned and veiled on the obverse, with a double cornucopia on the reverse.
The coins invariably bear a Pahlavi legendon the obverse the kings head with his name and title; on the reverse, a fire-altar (generally with the ascription fire of Ardashir, Shapur, &c,, .e.
Alwar was the first native state to accept a currency struck at the Calcutta mint, of the same weight and assay as the imperial rupee, with the head of the British sovereign on the obverse.
But there are examples of elaborate matrices composed of several pieces, from the impressions of which the seal was built up in an ingenious fashion, both obverse and reverse being carved in hollow work, through which figures and subjects impressed on an inner layer of wax are to be seen.
If there be a counterseal, the figure of patron paint or founder may stand there, while the building occupies the obverse.
In many respects, Pauline Christianity is the obverse of the Pharisaic creed.
Al the issues would have the common obverse of a picture of Victory.
Under Augustus the coins have on the obverse the imperial effigy, and on the reverse the names and often the effigies of the pro-consuls who governed the province, P. Quintilius Varus, L.
Anselm's natural element was theology, and the high metaphysical questions which are as it were the obverse of theology.
Those heresy-hunts show us the worst side of St Bernard, yet they are in a way just the obverse of his deep mystical piety.
On the obverse is generally the king, who, in the earlier coins at any rate, wears a long open coat, knee boots and a tall cap - clearly the costume of a nomad from the north.
Of younger coins the first series has a king's head on the reverse, and the old obverse is enriched with two Sabaean monograms, which have been interpreted as meaning " majesty " and "eponymus " respectively.
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