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Old 25-03-20, 03:29 PM
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This is the best that I can do at the moment.
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Old 25-03-20, 03:36 PM
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Thats fine thanks.

Looks like, "VDCONTPI".

Is that right?

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According to Daniel Brinson in his work on the Insignia of Gloucestershire, the peculiar characters are a manufacturers idea of Greek. See pages 52 and 53.
I have an embroidered FSC badge with similar characters.
Interesting, I thought I'd seen illustrations of a Gloster's officer's cap badge with "strange" symbols on the tablet, I've been trying to locate it, thought it may be in a Crown Imperial.
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Yes, the letters are VDCONTPI. I attach an example with EGYPT for comparison.
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I am getting even more confused now?

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I am getting even more confused now?

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Why not drop a PM to Daniel Brinson , he hasn't logged on for a couple of months but may get an alert if he gets a PM.
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Mike,

PM sent as suggested.

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I believe it is some sort of Masonic code script.

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I believe it is some sort of Masonic code script.

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What is a Masonic code script please?

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I quite sure it is a type of Masonic code writing. You can see this on various older Masonic regalia etc. I dont know how it works though.
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CB,

Having looked it up I see the Masonic Code is mainly parts of a square, triangles and dots so I dont think its that.

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I am swayed to agree with you that it is a coded script of some sort.

Its on a Victorian badge so will be quite old.

Could be some similar Fraternal Society of the period.

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CB,

Having looked it up I see the Masonic Code is mainly parts of a square, triangles and dots so I dont think its that.

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I am swayed to agree with you that it is a coded script of some sort.

Its on a Victorian badge so will be quite old.

Could be some similar Fraternal Society of the period.

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Yes, when I refer to Masonic code, I mean it could be another fraternal society. I have seen such mumbo jumbo on old snuff boxes and other bric a brac.
I understand that the old British Army was heavily involved in Masonry and other such organizations.

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