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I believe that the ax part of a fasces was symbolic of the magistrate's authority to order executions. The Romans are alleged to have also beheaded people with devices similar to guillotines. Any source on the history of the guillotine should mention some earlier devices similar to the guillotine used in various times and places. Thus if you read simply ...


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Taking into account that the first "R" and the second are graphically very different (the first "R" could actually be "N"), I propose another possible version: (in) NOMINE DOMINI CHRISTI OMNIPOTENTIS – CHRISTUS CUSTODIAT HONOREM WILLELMI,DOMINO NOSTRO GRATIAS HABENTIS – DOMINUS CHRISTUS, OMNIPOTENS REDEMPTOR, VINCIT (et) IMPERAT + In order to try to ...


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As you can verify at the following link, ten days ago I tried to decipher the full inscription as a medieval Latin acronym (the owner of the sword, may be, was a knight named Wilhelm, Willelmus or Willielmus in medieval Latin): (in) NOMINE DOMINI CHRISTI OMNIPOTENTIS – CHRISTUS CUSTODIAT HONOREM WILLELMI, DOMINO REGI GRATIAS HABENTIS – DOMINUS CHRISTUS, ...


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XORVI means Croats…. North of the Great Moravia is where Alfred the Great states as Croatian lands (890 AD). In his Geography of Europe relaying on Orosius, Alfred the Great says: "To the north-east of the Moravians are the Dalamensae; east of the Dalamensians are the Horithi (White Croats) In addition, the names "chrowati et altera chrowati" is mentioned in ...


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Much of the speculation seems way too complicated. I agree that this is mostly abbreviated Latin and Greek by semi-literates at best. Feudal religious shorthand. I also think there are 2 C's, not a C and a G. The slight differences could be the result of smith carefully copying the request. Or a different smith. But the first R looks much more like an N ...


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The last organized use of swords was probably by the Polish cavalry in September 1939 and possibly as late as March 1945. Polish cavalry in 1939 were really mounted infantry. Instead of trucks or bicycles, they used horses for mobility. Fighting was intended to be done dismounted and with modern weaponry. However, they were still armed with a very fine ...


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PASSWORD TO THE SWORD SOLVED NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI could also be NDXOXGHWDRCHDCORVI The difference is the first C is exchanged with the second G In fact I would say both C and G are disputed letters could be either one once I started shifting the C around, it fell into one of the placeholders, revealing the following: ND XOX GHW DRCHD CORVI ND XOX ...



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