We show that the braid group representations associated with the (3,6)-quotients of the Hecke algebras factor over a finite group. This was known to experts going back to the 1980s, but a proof has never appeared in print. Our proof uses an unpublished quaternionic representation of the braid group due to Goldschmidt and Jones. Possible topological and categorical generalizations are discussed.
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Eric C. Rowell, A quaternionic braid representation (after Goldschmidt and Jones). Quantum Topol. 2 (2011), no. 2, pp. 173–182