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22:29 Jul 29, 2007
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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / silversmithing
Spanish term or phrase:quintos
Another thumbnail of tools or implements in a workshop of a silversmith. Equally sized metal bars lying in a box.
Taña just sent me a document that proves that! I just now saw it. A quinto was a tax seal, and the quinto (I'm remembering this even though I didn't put it in my personal glossary) was the mark that showed the purity of the silver! Again, I greatly appreciate the time you took to think about this and to answer.
Thank you, Noni and Ashok: First, the photos are in a .pdf, and since they are going to appear in this book, I'm a little concerned about proprietary rights, etc. Yesterday, I could have sworn I'd run into this term not long ago and it was related to the hallmark, but I couldn't find any notes or any confirmation of that.
Perhaps they are metal bars (they are small) with the hallmark on the end of the rod, which is used to stamp the mark on the piece after it's made!