trial piece

noun

Definition of trial piece

: something made as a specimen: such as
a : a coin struck for testing a die often in a different metal and on a different size planchet from that used for the actual coin
b : a carving done to test an artist's skill or conception found especially in ancient art

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“Trial piece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trial%20piece. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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