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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 22, May 30, 2010, Article 14

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS MAY 30, 2010

Richard Doty of the Smithsonian Institution writes:

The fake t-drachm from Susa would not, hopefully, fool a four-year-old. As for Dr Bastien, I knew him; he worked with the SI collection. He was the best, and he'll be sorely missed.

Joe Boling writes:

Don't look now, but Bill Rosenblum is offering one of those Mercator map medals in his 10 June sale, lot 183. I told him to put 20x magnification on it and see if it is engraved or cast.

Philip Mernick writes:

Regarding the British Library digitising project, the article uses the abbreviation "m" many times. This is confusing (me), surely m is metres. If they mean millions I think they should use M. Whatever was intended, using abbreviations without defining them is pretty lazy writing. I would have expected better from the BBC!

Dick Hanscom writes:

The trip back East was good. We had to go down to Rhode Island for a wedding. Since almost all screw presses I have seen on eBay are in RI, I arranged to see some in hopes of purchasing one large enough to do my 1 oz. gold token.

Unfortunately, the largest they had was not large enough for my 1 oz. So, I purchased a small one just because. It should get here in a couple of weeks. I told my wife I wanted to put it in the living room, but she did not find that amusing. I believe it is a #2, stands about 6 feet tall on its table, and weighs in at about 700 pounds. I thought it would make an interesting nut cracker - put it at the end of the couch with a bowl of walnuts.



Wayne Homren, Editor

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