hares riding hounds are a popular WTUD motif in all media. This hare is out hawking, legend reads: I RIDE ALONE I HAVE NO SWAYNE [ I ride alone I have no squire/attendant] -- added to the humour of the prey riding the predator is the pretension, as if the hare were a knight with his retinue 14thC? PAS SWYOR-8FD7F6
Robert le Magnifique Duc de Normandie, William the conqueror's father, was the great-great-grandson of Rollo the Ganger, Viking founder of Normandy. He was also a descendent of Charlemagne through his mother, Judith de Bretagne. My great-grandfather.
Legend: OREDE MACHI -- for CREDE MICHI [Believe me]. The legend is garbled and indistinct which explains why original PAS recorder read LO DE MACHI -- but yet again, a familiarity with the limited repertoire of seal-legends helps!