by, Jim Burchell
John Young of London, Kentucky found this pipe under a rock shelter in 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.There 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.
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.
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(Thank you Jim Leslie and M.E.S. for these links)