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AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib

AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib

AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib    AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib
AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition 100 Fountain Pen. Model: Colonia Ulpia Traina Xanten. Limited Edition: 047/100 examples produced Cap/Barrel/Clip: Textured silver cap and pen with gilded ring and clip, signed and numbered Nib: Aurora 18k - 750 Medium (M) Nib. The pen is in guilloché sterling silver and is built on the classical Aurora Optima chassis. Length: 12.8cm Accompaniments: Maker's presentation box, outer packaging, ink bottle and related literature (blank). I can locate no other data regarding this sterling silver Aurora CUT. The only definitive fact regarding this pen's production that I can unequivocally endorse is that it is exceedingly uncommon (especially in this full set configuration). RÖMISCHER KAISER 98 - 117 N. It was Marcus Ulpius Traianus who took the Roman Empire to its last hight and caused its greatest extension in history for a short time.

He cooperated with the Senate and consolidated the infrastructure of the complete Empire, above all the travic system, and gave Rome the most magnificent buildings. (Colonia Ulpia Traiana) to the status of a city. Became the second important market and harbor town after Cologne in the province of lower Germany.

Nearly half of the ancient town area forms the archeological park of today. Some buildings have been reconstructed on the roman fundaments. Tabula rasa with style - on writing in ancient rome.

Making a clean sweep, just creating a basic change that' is "tabula rasa". People who use this phrase in their language show a close relationship to ancient roman writing culture, maybe even greater knowledege than they have thought of. The phrase dates out to the evenly smoothed out waxed table, the classical writing ground in roman everday life. It was for the quick trivial note, the letter, or even buisness arrangements that the romans used waxed tablets.

The scratched letters into the wax on a wooden ground with the help of a bone or a metal pin, the "stilius", -but stop, in correct latin it must be ablative case "stilo". Our word "style", either in English or in French, has its roots in this expression. From the way of writing the writing style was developed, hence "style" in general.

Danger migth have been ahead when using the ancient "stilus" not only concerning significant words, which were scratched with it, but also in its use as a tool: the great aesar is supposed to have been assassinated with "stilis". Thus the style worn in the folds of toga was not necessarily typical of a roman knowing how to write.

The well educated roman already wrote text of pergament value with ink on papyrus. In this way literature had been given on the posterity. The roll in the hand, wich you can see a lot of tombs and their reliefs or mosaics, was the predecessor of the book, a singulary still written with ink. For that purpose a reed pen (greek "kalamos", Latin "calamus") was sharpened, sometimes with a cleft for better flow of the ink, sometimes without. There is proof positive that' in ancient times metal nibs had already ben fastened to writing.

For people writing a lot this durable writing utensil was certainly a welcome development. Imagine what it must have been like to be forced to rush a slave to a market stall before starting a new chapter of a maior work or even chasing suitable poultry for the needed feathers.

Penmanship in Xanten, the former CUT. It was self-evident that education could also be found in the province, just so in such so important town as the Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT). Xanten was classed second as a capital in the province of "Germania inferior". School in the province meant to go to an elmentary teacher, the"ludi magister", actualiy a teacher of plays, who was directly payed by the parents. When playful learing was over the boys went to the "grammaticus" who studies latin and greek texts with them.

What they had actually written and read in Xanten can only be incompletely imagined. It is rather problematic to find any of these thin writing tablets or papyruses as they consisted of material of short duration. Writing utensils of wood, metal, bronce have been unearthed even in the lower Rhine area. Roman things are presented here in a very vivid way, not only as dead stones in the museum. There are days over the year when this part of Xanten's past is revied and roman legionaries and barbarians pitch their tents in a camp.

The scene of histories and stories is the archeological park of the medival town. The park consists of only a third of the original CTU.

The scenery of the occasional roman spectacle is worth visiting all year round. The visitor coming from the North first meets a great gate, impressivly reconstructed. Like all the other partly rebuilt monuments of the archelogical park the representativ entrance to the town rests on the original roman fundaments. It is the same with the unfinished harbor temple or the incomplete amphitheatre with its neariy 3000 seats.

In the summer when open air performances take place the theatre is packed mostiy to its capacity. Excellent condition with no visible signs of use, apparently the pen has not been inked.

Some tarnishing to the silver work. Silver is slightly tarnished but with careful cleaning this should polish up nicely.

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AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib    AURORA Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana (CUT) Limited Edition100 Fountain Pen M Nib