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Period 3 counters post 1820

Counter 1

Very large round with multiple borders - vine, moth and fruit plus a border of a partial scene. Ultra-fine cross-hatching in roundel with crest of a double-headed eagle. Reverse with a scene with ...

Counter 2

Counter with vine and fruit and deep-carved scene borders, with incredibly intricate work in the roundel showing the Order of Bath with its motto "tria juncta in uno" and crest. Reverse with ...

Counter 3

Counter with vine border and deep-carved scenes surrounding the roundel. Highly intricate cross-hatching with monogram 'AB' and crest of a finger pointing to the sky and the motto "Respice ...

Counter 4

Superbly pierced (fretted) counter. Note the quality of piercing and the detail in it. Scene to sides and very fine cross-hatching to roundel with the initial 'M' and a crest of a lion. Reverse with ...

Counter 5

Well-fretted counter with deep carved scenes to sides; superb detail to coat of arms with crest in roundel. Reverse similar with initials 'JEFM'.

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