mason's mark


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In medieval construction, a mark cut in a dressed stone to identify the stonecutter.
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On the back, are three names written in faint blue pencil, alongside what looks like a stone mason's mark, bracketed together next to words that appear to say "Grave Digger"'.
High on the wish list was more space and light and the need to retain original features like the stone floor that leads through to the utility room that still bears a mason's mark.
Legg Mason's Mark Swartzberg said, "it provides clarity on how A-B will take at least 50 basis points of share of industry shipments in 2004.
And there is also a complex mason's mark, which showed who had carried out the work ( and
The hill on which the ceremony takes place is believed to be an ancient burial mound and the stone on top is said to be the stump of a 14th century wayside cross on which is scratched a cross claimed to be a mason's mark.
Many have suggested in the past that it is the base of a mediaeval wayside cross and claim it shows a mason's mark, a rough cross carved into it.
It took much planning and an elevated camera high in the Triforium and as the sun invigorated the mason's marks in the stone I saw it happen, as the Saxon stone was sun-kissed for a brief moment and then cast into darkness.
They unanimously agreed that the markings are mason's marks or hieratic characters.
The dock gates are in good condition and you can see the mason's marks.
Unique mason marks found on ashlar blocks in the palace of the Kings of Israel at Samaria (the capital of the Northern Kingdom), which was built in the first half of the ninth century BC, are identical to mason's marks found on ashlar blocks of one of the palaces at Megiddo, which was dated to the tenth century; in the entire Levant, mason's marks such as these were uncovered in these two edifices only (Franklin 2001).
These names were not just scratches but carved in like mason's marks, cut with skill and care.