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 Patin.Patmos (My). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pat’ina.
 
A beautiful surface deposit or fine rust, with which, in time, buried coins and bronzes become covered. It is at once preservative and ornamental, and may be seen to advantage in the ancient bronzes of Pomperi. (Greek, patan, a paten.)   1
 


 Patin.Patmos (My). 

 
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