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What on earth is this? (Found outside my house)

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brooklyn66 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:22:32

Yesterday came home to find a bit of folded-up paper wedged in a crack in the fence wall bit (pavement goes right past it). Opened it up to find 2x2p coins inside unrecognisable writing - see pic!
What is this?

Mistoffelees Sat 18-Feb-17 00:00:35

Shameless placemark!

CheckpointCharlie2 Sat 18-Feb-17 00:06:34

Wow, another letter nearby is amazing!

HoHumming Sat 18-Feb-17 00:13:22

Shamelessly marking.

Sl1nkyMalinki Sat 18-Feb-17 15:24:43

I love the SOAS idea, fingers crossed!

MyNameIsJane Sat 18-Feb-17 15:31:00

I am intrigued! (And shamelessly placemarking)

retainertrainer Sat 18-Feb-17 15:56:25

Place marked

SpartaCarcass Sat 18-Feb-17 16:50:01

I asked my Hungarian friend. He said "Not enough diacritical marks for Hungarian: There would seem to be mark over an S in the first picture, which might be a hachek, which would suggest a Slav language. "
Also suggested it might be mirror writing.

liz70 Sun 19-Feb-17 10:55:22

Well, if it's Cyrillic, then it's that badly written it's pretty much unintelligible. I'm not sure that it is, though.

PacificDogwod Sun 19-Feb-17 11:19:18

Could it by Thai??

It's not Cyrillic, I'm sure.

PacificDogwod Sun 19-Feb-17 11:19:31

be Thai hmm

mygorgeousmilo Sun 19-Feb-17 11:34:47

Definitely not Thai. I am fluent, Thai script doesn't go in that direction or hover between lines, and just looks very different. Still following to find out the answer, it's fascinating!

PacificDogwod Sun 19-Feb-17 11:40:42

Oh, ok, was just a thought.

I am totally riveted by this conundrum grin

PacificDogwod Sun 19-Feb-17 11:42:49

Am now looking at Sanskrit rather than hanging up the washing! grin

mygorgeousmilo Sun 19-Feb-17 12:11:51

Pacific me too! I can't wait to eventually see the answer. It's not Sanskrit either, or Pali. They have long bits going upwards and downwards, and little circles that sort of 'float'. This much I know, but otherwise still baffled confused

BringMeTheFreak Sun 19-Feb-17 17:36:28

I wondered if it was Dothraki but it isn't hmm

ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Sun 19-Feb-17 17:40:30

Dalek?? grin -clutching at straws-

velveteenmummy Sun 19-Feb-17 21:03:44

It's a spell. the coins are added because of their property copper. I would get rid of them. Burn it if you have a log burner and say a cleansing spell to counteract it. It could be to keep the person who wrote it safe or to try to bother someone else either way you don't want to keep it. I will do a cleansing protective energy wash/prayer for you, don't freak you are absolutely safe.

HoHumming Sun 19-Feb-17 21:06:03

I'm fascinated by this thread. Am I totally naive to ask who writes/makes spells? I've only ever heard about them in children's stories that involve a witch e.g. Room on the broom.

PacificDogwod Sun 19-Feb-17 21:10:18

So, what does the spell say?
Wicca writing does not look like that according to Google Images (but what do I know).

user1477282676 Sun 19-Feb-17 21:13:07

Humming quite a lot of people. Some people who just seem to be ordinary and others who are obviously openly practicing witches. Also, some people from cultures other than ours. A lot of Eastern countries have a culture of "magic" and these sort of spells are often protection type spells or a desire for wealth.

If OP is well off it could be someone seeking wealth themselves. There are many spells involving placing things "on a rich man's land" or taking earth from them too.

velveteenmummy Sun 19-Feb-17 21:25:28

Could even be a love spell with the same words and names repeated over and over. Two copper coins representing 2 people. I can definitely see the repetition in the script. Or a boundary spell if another was found locally someone might be keeping an unwanted ex away. I had a polish friend and know these traditions are still very much alive in other cultures.

mincepiesareyum Sun 19-Feb-17 21:37:43

This is fascinating!

Mrsknackered Sun 19-Feb-17 21:48:31

Place marking. Please let us find out!

wafflyversatile Mon 20-Feb-17 01:36:35

Maybe email the British library?

AYankinSpanx Mon 20-Feb-17 01:47:46

I know I"ve said this upthread, but I think the 'copper' coins might be the key to understanding a lot. OP, did you clock how old the coins were?

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