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A colleague is puzzling over a fragment of a fresco of the Virgin Mary and
(probably) Christ. Over Mary is written horizontally S (abbrev sign over)
MARI (abbrev sign over) for SANCTA MARIA, and then vertically under the S
the following letters:  I H L TF (conjoined = some form of tuus filius?).
Then XP, then probably X. Perhaps the S is meant to be read as part of the

Does anyone have any suggestion how to interpret these letters? -- Paul

Paul Chandler, O.Carm.
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