Relief

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Relief

In numismatics, an image on a coin that rises above the background and is not pressed into it.
References in classic literature ?
They told me how they had crossed the barrier cliffs in five days, working twenty-four hours a day in three eight-hour shifts with two reliefs to each shift alternating half-hourly.
The story is figured in a different form on the reliefs from the choragic monument of Lysicrates, now in the British Museum (17).
The reliefs, the circles, the craters, and the plains alone remained, and still showed their boundary lines distinctly.