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Re: VMs: Research Note: "1708" Update
I can (just about) see the "1708" Robert's talking about: I'd also add that
the "7" appears to have a horizontal bar struck through it (ie, it's
appears to be a "continental 7"). Though (because it's inverted) written in
I'd also caution that this is right at (or possibly just beyond) the limits
of perception. At this resolution (1089 x 1349), there really aren't that
many dots making up these numerals, and the danger of this being (say) some
kind of JPEG artefact is quite high.
My guesses are (a) that a lot of the claimed detail would disappear in a
higher resolution (and non-compressed) scan; and (b) that there is actually
some kind of subtle design on the top right corner of f1r which we can only
barely make out ATM (ie, can you see the three parallel diagonal lines?)
which might help explain this kind of detail.
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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