Definition of countermark in English:

countermark

Line breaks: coun¦ter|mark
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəmɑːk
 
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noun

1An additional mark placed on something already marked, especially for increased security.
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  • Any earlier coins that show a countermark do not indicate a date when later coins were countermarked.
  • On the other hand, the obverse countermarks show a rather careless placement on the imperial portrait.
  • At our last meeting Richard Baker gave another in his series of talks on countermarks or stamps.
1.1A second watermark.
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  • Such watermarks are common in papers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and they often have a countermark giving the manufacturer's name and/or date.
  • The countermark in the paper of the drypoint The Forge 1871 belongs to the firm De Erven de Blauw c.1822.

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