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Jimmies Pipe

by, Jim Burchell

 

John Young of London, Kentucky found this pipe under a rock shelter Jimmies pipe 002in Clay County, Kentucky.  He brought it to me for examination.  The pipe was broken but I was able to piece it together and trace the writings that were on it.Jimmies pipe 009There were two Ogam scrips on it.  The bottom of the pipe had Ogam so worn that I had to use aluminum foil to get an impression. Jimmies pipe 005

The writing on the side appears to be a monogram composed of signs of the Levantine Iberian alphabet. It is obvious that this pipe is of great age.

 

 

For more information:

(Thank you Jim Leslie and M.E.S. for these links)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeastern_Iberian_script 

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