Ancient history from coins by Christopher Howgego

By Christopher Howgego

Книга historical heritage from cash old background from coinsКниги Нумизматика, каталоги Автор: Christopher Howgego Год издания: 2001 Формат: pdf Страниц: 213 Размер: 15,1 mb Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Монеты - богатый источник информации для изучения древней истории. Автор показывает на многочисленных примерах, как характер, образцы и поведение чеканки опираются на главные исторические темы.

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The surface would then be polished, to the extent possible, using whatever abrasives were available to the scrimshander -fourth principle. Sharkskin is often cited as one of the abrasives used. Whatever was used, it was not of a fine nature, resulting in a network of fine scratches remaining on the surface. An example of this is shown in Fig. 7. ; no finishing marks. Damage due to rough handling of old scrimshaw - fifth principle - takes many forms. The base of the piece is frequently chipped as shown in Fig.

10 A sperm whale tooth that exhibits tip wear, from just above the spread eagle, indicating that this tooth came from an old animal. A strain crack is seen at the base. 152 mm high. KWMphoto Fig. 11 View of cavities of two squared base teeth exhibiting tool marks and strain cracks. The tooth at the left is from Fig. 12. Note the absence of dentin nodules, sometimes called pearls, in the cavity, indicating that this was a young animal. Dentin nodules are present in the piece at the right, and the base beginning to close, both indicating an older animal.

14 exhibits all three of these characteristics. TWO FRAUDULENT TEETH Frederick Myrick, one of the pioneer scrimshanders, made a whaling voyage on the ship Susan out of Nantucket (1826-29). What is known of Myrick's life is given in Ref. 5, pages 96-98. During, and we believe shortly after, the voyage, he produced thirty-five pieces of scrimshaw that have, to date, been reliably attributed to him, most dated and many signed. They are 44 4. DONALD E. RIDLEY characterized by their consistent iconography, excellence in rendering the ships depicted and their rigging, and the engraving technique.

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