Embossing

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A synonym for Repoussé. Embossing means creating a relief by raising the surface of sheet gold from the back. The term embossing is often used to indicate a certain mechanized way of working like using a die in contrast to Repoussé which is done with punches and hammers.

The image below shows an Etruscan breast plate with a relief created by embossing:

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