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Counter with arms in LOZENGE for the widow RUSSELL

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Code: E55

Dimensions:

W: 2.7cm (1.1")L: 3.9cm (1.5")



Women were not allowed to bear coats of arms at the time ( it seems very controversial nowadays!) but in the case of a widow it was possible to display the arms in a lozenge as here. The impaled arms may be for RUSSELL though the monogram CA to the reverse contradicts that. Counter with 'swags' type border circa 1780.