Another 20 cents worth. When I did my Masters I did an internship at the NMA. The curators their valued the wear and tear and scarification of an object over time as it provided clues to the objects narrative and journey. These become the narrative speach of an object as it circulates through the commodity market, community and also offers insight into the individuals it encountered on its journey. Its manufacture, individual ownership, where it was repaired how many times it was exchanged. The provenance speaks volumes about an object and its inscription tells the tale of its circulation as both a commodity with a monetary value and item of cultural exchange.