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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 16, April 16, 2006, Article 16

CORRECTION: FIREGILDING, NOT FIREBRANDING

Dick Johnson writes: "One of last week's "Wayne's Words" was
incorrect.  The technology I proposed for silver coating ancient
coins could have been a form of :"firegilding" not "firebranding."
Did you have cattle branding on your mind, Wayne? If you did, it
reminds me of a charming instance of California sculptor Spero
Anaygros who designed the Salinas California Centennial Medal of
1984. He depicted a horse in the design and signed the medal with
his initials "S" over "A" on the horse's haunch like a cattle
brand. That's "firebranding" in numismatics. That's charming."

[Where "firebranding" came from, I have no idea.  This is what
happens when an editor doesn't have an editor of his own to keep
him honest.  But that's what corrections are for.  Sorry, Dick!
Besides, if it weren't for my boneheaded mistake, we wouldn't
have learned about Spero Anaygros' charming signature.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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