Image:2007-03-31 IMG5496-crop.JPG| '''3.4<sup>3</sup>''' [[Rhombicuboctahedron]], also called the ''small rhombicuboctahedron''

Image:2007-03-31 IMG5496-crop.JPG| '''3.4<sup>3</sup>''' [[Rhombicuboctahedron]], also called the ''small rhombicuboctahedron''

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Image:No_image.jpg| '''4.6.8''' [[Truncated cuboctahedron]], also called the ''great rhombicuboctahedron''

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Image:Truncated cuboctahedron a3.JPG| '''4.6.8''' [[Truncated cuboctahedron]], also called the ''great rhombicuboctahedron''

Image:Rhombicosidodecahedron.jpg| '''3.4.5.4''' [[Rhombicosidodecahedron]], also called the ''small rhombicosidodecahedron''

Image:Rhombicosidodecahedron.jpg| '''3.4.5.4''' [[Rhombicosidodecahedron]], also called the ''small rhombicosidodecahedron''

Image:No_image.jpg| '''4.6.10''' [[Truncated icosidodecahedron]], also called the ''great rhombicosidodecahedron''

Image:No_image.jpg| '''4.6.10''' [[Truncated icosidodecahedron]], also called the ''great rhombicosidodecahedron''

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Image:No_image.jpg| '''3<sup>4</sup>.4''' [[Snub cube]], also called the ''snub cuboctahedron''

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Image:Snub cube a7.JPG| '''3<sup>4</sup>.4''' [[Snub cube]], also called the ''snub cuboctahedron''

Image:Snub_dodecahedron.jpg| '''3<sup>4</sup>.5''' [[Snub dodecahedron]], also called the ''snub icosidodecahedron''

Image:Snub_dodecahedron.jpg| '''3<sup>4</sup>.5''' [[Snub dodecahedron]], also called the ''snub icosidodecahedron''

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Definition

Archimedean solids are convex solids where each face is a regular polygon. Each vertex in the solid is surrounded by the same polygons in the same sequence. In contrast to Platonic solids, different polygons occur in each of the Archimedean solids. For example the cuboctahedron below contains two triangles and two squares around each vertex, in the order triangle-square-triangle-square (3-4-3-4).