medallion

noun
1》 a piece of jewellery in the shape of a medal, worn as a pendant.
2》 an oval or circular painting, panel, or design used to decorate a building or textile.
Origin
C17: from Fr. médaillon, from Ital. medaglione, augmentative of medaglia (see medal).

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