The Doubloon; or, the Moby-Dick temporary tattoo (Pack of 2)
Look ye! d’ye see this Spanish ounce of gold?
This temporary tattoo reproduces the design of the gold doubloon that Ahab and others inspect in chapter 99 of MOBY-DICK, a coin minted by the Republic of Ecuador in the early 1840s.
Like the actual coin, our tattoo is about an inch and a half in diameter. Unlike the actual coin, it does not contain an entire ounce of gold, or any gold.
Here's how Ishmael describes the coin:
On its round border it bore the letters, REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR: QUITO…. Zoned by those letters you saw the likeness of three Andes' summits; from one a flame; a tower on another; on the third a crowing cock; while arching over all was a segment of the partitioned zodiac, the signs all marked with their usual cabalistics, and the keystone sun entering the equinoctial point at Libra.
Your order comes with 2 temporary tattoos and free U.S. shipping. (International shipping also available.)