Sir Charles, I have read your first remarks and I have done a little research also. However I could find no mention of the missing ears of the "false Smyrnus." But, I did find this;
You will have to click upon the links however to get the real story!
But, you will find a case of mutilation (albeit self inflicted) that portrays a very interesting event!
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