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The Doubloon: or, the Moby-Dick temporary tattoo

The Doubloon; or, the Moby-Dick temporary tattoo (Pack of 2)

$ 5.00

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.

So true.

Your order comes with 2 temporary tattoos and free U.S. shipping. (International shipping also available.)




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