analysis made by Dr. Alexander Scott and that of Messrs. Johnson, Matthey
& Co., although the sequins examined in both cases came from the same robe
and from outward appearances were of the same manufacture. This difference
of proportion of the metal in question, might, however be due to either an
unequal distribution in the original alloy, or possibly to the oxide of
iron on the surface being part worn off, and Messrs. Johnson, Matthey & Co.
by having only a small quantity for analysis they naturally selected a
portion where the rose-coloured film was of greatest density. For it should
be pointed out that a characteristic of this rose-coloured film is that it
can be easily rubbed off, and for that reason, I found, handling the
specimens was to be avoided as much as possible - Author's note.
During September, 1932, I received the following note and enclosure from
Mr. James R. Ogden:- "In pursuing my enquiries as to the red tone of the
gold on the discs from the
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