(τορευτικὴ τέχνη/toreutikḕ téchnē; Lat. caelatura; literally 'chiseling', from τορεύς/toreús, Lat. caelum, 'chisel') denotes the chasing and repoussé work of thin plates of metal, or else works in which chasing is combined with repoussé work to design relief work; repoussé work may be replaced by casts.
Toreutics designates primarily the productive technique by which metals (gold/electrum, silver, copper/bronze, lead, iron…
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