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Obverse

In numismatics, the front of a coin; that is to say, the "heads" side. The obverse usually features a face of the head of state or some real or mythological national figure. The back of a coin is called the reverse.
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Ensured by the obverse coverage of it, by the meanings addressing it, the house not-nameable, not-datable, not-placeable hunkers like an alternate universe inside the meaning that seeks it.
This volume, published in Rome by Jacopo Mazzocchi and apparently compiled by Andrea Fulvio, features expressive and individualistic woodcut images of 205 ancient and medieval people, presented as coin obverses, though in many cases misidentified from actual coins (Trajan's portrait for Nerva) or completely invented (Cato; the medieval emperor Berengar).
But often it is a question of obverses: one thing does not negate the other but is different from it.