Re: [ANE-2] Help with a mystery symbol
- I can't think of a specific parallel off hand, but wouldn't it be
trinitarian? perhaps not Coptic (monophysite) in that case?
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.
> Dave Washburn
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