✅ SOLVED Can anybody tell me what the letters are on this?

creskol

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Looks like US or SU
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.. and something else.
 
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Looks like US or SU View attachment 2044486 .. and something else.

Here’s what I see…..

The letter with the double snake head thing looks like a Y

The letter with the diagonal slashes through it looks like an S

And the letter with the horizontal lines looks like a T standing up in the center

I even see an X in there.

Not sure about any of them though.

Very cool find BTW.
 
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The hole was added after it was engraved. Any chance it's upside down?

Just a thought...

I believe you're correct Matt. I think it's a Christogram, reading 'IHS', as the first three letters for the name Jesus in Greek/transposed to Latin. It's the most common of the Christograms used mainly by Catholics, but increasingly other Christian religions.

Google 'IHS mongram' click on 'images' and look at the many variations.

Incidentally, religious charm medalets worn round the neck which have a 'message' are sometimes intentionally worn 'upside down'. It's so that the wearer sees the message the correct way up when the charm is raised to the face for moments of prayer or contemplation.
 
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a lot of these types can only be deciphered by those that know. heh
 
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