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fig. 55

men, from its resemblance to those we have named Gaulish and Gallo-Roman (fig.55). It has the usual irregular outer border, the six peculiar nail-sockets, only one calkin, and is light in form. It measures four inches in length and width.

The second example has a more modern appearance; has curiously shaped calkins on both heels, an even border, and six quadrilateral nail-holes. It is a little larger than the first specimen, and it will be seen from a side view that it bends up towards the heels of the foot (fig. 56). The third shoe is of the same width, but an inch longer than the last, and is particularly striking from its being coarsely grooved, having calkins which are strong exaggerations of those already described, and being greatly curved towards the heel and toe, so that the middie of the shoe is on the same level with the ground face of the calk (fig. 57).

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fig. 56

In this respect it bears a marked resemblance to the ajusted shoe introduced by Bourgelat in the last century. It is somewhat remarkable to find these three types of shoes