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Counter

Gordon Campbell

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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In medieval and early-modern usage, a banker’s or money-changer’s table marked for counting money, sometimes fitted with a cupboard beneath; in more recent usage, the large surface in a shop on which the money paid by purchasers is counted out, and across which goods are delivered. In shoemaking, a counter is the piece of stiff leather forming the back part of a shoe or boot round the heel.

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