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

Valerie Roebuck vjroebuck at btinternet.com
Wed May 13 16:41:31 EDT 2020


Intriguing. However, not the River Thames, but the River Sowe at Coventry (the city in the MIdlands where Lady Godiva took her famous ride).

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK


> On 13 May 2020, at 20:31, Charles DiSimone via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> 
> 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: 
> https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/mystery-60-peculiar-cubes-inscriptions-18232422 <https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/mystery-60-peculiar-cubes-inscriptions-18232422>
> 
> 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,
> Charles
> 
> 
> 
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> Dr. Charles DiSimone
> Ghent University
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