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Re: [ANE-2] Help with a mystery symbol

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  • Bradley Skene
    I can t think of a specific parallel off hand, but wouldn t it be trinitarian? perhaps not Coptic (monophysite) in that case? Bradley Skene ... [Non-text
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 26, 2007
      I can't think of a specific parallel off hand, but wouldn't it be
      trinitarian? perhaps not Coptic (monophysite) in that case?

      Bradley Skene


      On 7/26/07, davdlwashburn <dwashbur@...> wrote:
      >
      > I'm trying to help a friend here who asked me this question:
      >
      > "While visiting Turkey, I went to the ruins of an old
      > temple to Hecate, in ancient Lagina. I found scrawled over the Greek
      > inscriptions a bit of graffiti (probably dating to the Christian era)
      > with a symbol that I've never seen before. Have you ever seen something
      > like this: (I can only approximate it using keyboard text, but imagine
      > the three symbols all connected and perfectly symmetric): +0+
      > It made me think (viewed vertically) of a male and female sign joined
      > together. One scholar thought it might be a Coptic symbol."
      >
      > She doesn't have a photo, and apparently can't find the sketch she
      > made of it. I know it's not a lot to go on, but hopefully somebody
      > recognizes it and can help me help her out.
      >
      > Thanks!
      > Dave Washburn
      > http://www.nyx.net/~dwashbur
      >
      >
      >


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