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iconnumber posted 01-28-2018 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What was first? Silversmith's marks or Baker's marks?

Both marks were about the purity and maker's reputation.

I know there was marked bread found at Pompeii.

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iconnumber posted 02-01-2018 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting use of a mark on bread.

These marks may have come into use after or at the same time that the use of seals were used to guarantee authenticity of a document.
I think seals were used almost from the time that written documents were created recording an agreement. Use of trademarks could well have started at the same time.

Mankind has never been known for honesty or truthfulness as those attributes do not seem to be an inherent nature that humans have. The use of seals and trademarks provides some measure of security.

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iconnumber posted 02-24-2018 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would say your bread is pretty old mark. Silver marks arer to gurantee the silver content. In the first coins where from 6th century BC ant they represent value - issueb by the lydian.
I am not fully sure when the mark of the møntmester (coin manufacturer) was set next to the king.

So 6th century BC - is that accepted?

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iconnumber posted 02-24-2018 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ahwt, Hose_dk,

Thank you for your thoughts.

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