Further to our stream of coinsciousness post earlier:
A €10 silver coin being offered for sale to the public in honour of James Joyce by the Central Bank tomorrow contains a misquote from the author.
The line used on the coin from Chapter 3 of Ulysses includes superfluous conjunction – a rogue ‘that’ – spotted this afternoon by RTE
“Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read.”
The Central Bank coin reads:
“Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things that I am here to read.”
Designed by Cobh, Co Cork, artist Mary Gregoriy, the coin will retail at a commemorative €46.
No one’s going to read it.
Pic: Jason Clarke