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

Richard G. Salomon rsalomon at uw.edu
Wed May 13 18:30:29 EDT 2020


How strange! I wonder if these are "magic squares," which Allen Thrasher
studied years ago (but I don't know if he's on this list).

Rich Salomon

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 1:58 PM Valerie Roebuck via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> 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
>
> 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
>
>
> --
> Dr. Charles DiSimone
> Ghent University
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