counter mark

countermark

[n. koun-ter-mahrk; v. koun-ter-mahrk] Numismatics.
noun
1.
Also called counterstamp. a sign or device stamped on a coin after its minting.
verb (used with object)
2.
to stamp (a coin) with a countermark; counterstamp.

Origin:
1495–1505; (noun) < Middle French contremarque, equivalent to contre counter- + marque mark1; (v.) < Middle French contremarquer, derivative of contremarque

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