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VMs: Re: A 'Rosetta stone' figure?

hi all 

I think your figure referred to is f69r?
Also intersting is their placment down the left side of f66r
 as NUMBERing(s)?


 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 03:22:44 -0700 (PDT)
 From: Rene Zandbergen <r_zandbergen@xxxxxxxxx>
 To: Voynich Ms. mailing list <voynich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 Subject: VMs:  A 'Rosetta stone' figure?
 --- Philip Neal <philipneal_vms@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 > The esotericarchives site seems excellent to me, and
 > Mr Peterson deserves our thanks.
 Indeed. I finally found back a figure which I had
 only briefly seen once before, and which allows
 a tantalising comparison with the centre of 
 one of the VMs circular diagrams. Unfortunately,
 from where I am typing now, I have no possibilty
 to identify the VMs page, but I can describe
 as follows. In the centre there is a 'star' or
 'flower' with six points, and in each of the six
 segments is one VMs character, except in one,
 where there is Eva: 'ed' (Currier C8).
 Now look at Peter of Abano's:
 and scroll down a bit, to the six-pointed star
 This also has 6 characters, except the one with
 'H' has an additional caret near it. 
 Abano almost certainly predates the VMs. It is
 not at all a farfetched idea that whoever wrote
 the VMs would have been familiar with his work.
 (BTW: it is entirely possible that this illustration
 is not Abano's but older and he simply used it).
 Cheers, Rene 
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