Originally, merchants had to weigh the metal for every transaction but gradually a different system evolved where a wealthy local merchant or prince would cast metal into lumps of uniform weight, guaranteeing them with his personal mark.
What does X stand for?
X stands for Personal Mark (or signature)
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Now may therefore be a good time to grow trees, and to plant some green heritage that will leave your personal mark on the countryside of the future.
His wielding of technology allows his personal mark to be placed on all, as the Force struggles against him.
David Belfon, 42, from Throckley, Newcastle, was speechless after laying down a shirt and blowing a kiss as a personal mark of respect.
Set high up above Penistone Road, the Scandinavian-style cedarwood property has been home to John and Simi Standeven since 2002, during which time they have stamped their very personal mark on the house.
HEN it comes to furnishing your home, it's great to try and put your own personal mark on things so that the space feels truly yours.
At the back of the house Gerald Darby, the last of the line, carved his initials in the stonework - understandably wanting to leave his personal mark on a house standing in such an enviable location.