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

Elliot Stern emstern1948 at gmail.com
Wed May 13 19:15:04 EDT 2020


The coin or medallion in one of the pictures depicts Durga or Kali.

Elliot M. Stern
552 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143-2029
emstern1948 at gmail.com
267-240-8418



> On May 13, 2020, at 6:30 PM, Richard G. Salomon via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> 
> 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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Dr. Charles DiSimone
>> Ghent University
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