Some signers with quill in hand likely gave no thought to the “Year of our Lord” language and its theological overtones.
The second feature involves a quill and inkwell that will also be featured on the front of the note.
In Aslam's words, it's like “writing very fast with a quill whose other end is on fire.'”
c.1400, "piece of reed or hollow stem of a feather," probably related to Middle High German kil "quill," from Low German quiele, of unknown origin. Meaning "pen made from a (goose) quill" is from 1550s; that of "porcupine spine" is from c.1600.
A folded matchbook cover used to hold heroin or cocaine for sniffing (1960s+ Narcotics)