- a tablet, usually rounded, often bearing objects represented in relief.
- a member in a decorative design resembling a panel.
Origin of medallion
Examples from the Web for medallion
As he reaches to pick one up, his star-shaped Malcolm X medallion clatters against his necklace of wooden beads.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ten years ago Jay-Z could not have worn his medallion even on a visit to prison, let alone inside of one.
One wears a medallion around his neck with instructions on how to freeze his head cryogenically in the event of his death.
She wore at her throat a medallion brooch: one of the two heirlooms of the Lavilette family.The Pomp of the Lavilettes, Complete|Gilbert Parker
However that may be, she has stolen my medallion: we found it upon her!Operas Every Child Should Know|Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
One represents Sroe (with title on medallion), the Eton of Denmark.Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain|Arthur Hayden
A medallion stamp cannot be accepted in pre-payment of postage if separated from the envelope of which it may have formed a part.Canadian Postal Guide|Various
His figure interferes with the border of the medallion in a very unusual manner.A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture|Clara Erskine Clement
Word Origin for medallion
1650s, from French médaillon (17c.), from Italian medaglione "large medal," augmentative of medaglia (see medal).