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Monograms — Rules and Rule Breaking

The earliest known monograms appeared on coins as early as 350BC. They were the names of the Greek cities that issued the coins. Monograms have been used by artists and craftsmen since the Middle Ages. They were also used by royalty on coins and as insignia of all types. During the Victorian Era, in both Europe and America, elaborate monograms became popular. They were used as a way to identify an individual’s belongings and also as a way to show […]

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