[INDOLOGY] Lead cubes with Indic numeration found in Thames River

Charles DiSimone disimone at alumni.stanford.edu
Wed May 13 15:31:27 EDT 2020

Dear friends,

Is anybody familiar with the lead cubes in the attached picture? These were
intriguingly found in the Thames River recently. The story from a local
periodical is here:

I imagine these were deposited in the river rather recently, but maybe
someone knows more. I’m curious what the ritual surrounding depositing such
items in a body of water might be.

All my best,

Dr. Charles DiSimone
Ghent University
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