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Counter 1
Counter with 'swag' border. Thicker, better quality mother of pearl. Crest of Hamilton family (an oak tree with a frame saw to commemorate the founder of the family disguising himself as a woodcutter in order to deceive his pursuers). Motto "Through". Initials in a roundel to reverse.
Date: Early.
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