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Symbol help please
« on: Wednesday 21 February 18 13:01 GMT (UK) »
Hello all. I wonder if anyone can tell me anything about the symbols on this gravestone please ?

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Re: Symbol help please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 13:10 GMT (UK) »
What a lovely clear inscription.

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Arrows symbolise mortality and martyrdom.
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Re: Symbol help please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Groom thankyou so much for that now I will investigate the stars !
I'm very grateful to you.

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Apparently  a "Six pointed is the Star of David and also shows the 6 attributes of God ‘power, wisdom, majesty, love, mercy and justice’. "  There is also the mention that stars are most common on Masonic ( Freemason) graves.
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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 13:29 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou again groom. That is a very interesting and informative site.