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I suspect it says CǀƆǀƆCCLXXI = 1500 + 200 + 50 + 20 + 1 = 1771 But, as Joonas says, it would be helpful to see a photograph. A.S. is "anno Salvatoris" (as Hugh has mentioned).
answered Oct 2 '17 by fdb
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The other answers have correctly explained "Kal". AS stands for anno salutis. The English equivalent is "in the year of grace". https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anno_Salutis
answered May 11 '19 by fdb
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With all due respect to our learned friends Cerberus and Brianpck, I do not think that any of the proposed translations makes the slightest bit of sense. It might be helpful to have a photograph of th …
answered Feb 3 '18 by fdb
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"Sanctae/bonae memoriae NN" is surely "NN of sacred/good memory". Genitive, not dative.
answered Nov 21 '17 by fdb
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Deo (or Domino) Optimo Maximo. It is the motto of the Benedictine order.
answered May 26 '18 by fdb
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It is just the way they write alpha. In the first one, for example: αναπαυσον την ψυχην αυτου μετα των αγιων ....
answered Nov 19 '17 by fdb
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Thus, the inscription reads “sicut umbr(a), declinaverunt”, “like unto a shadow, they have declined”, scil. “my days”. …
answered Sep 10 by fdb
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A famous Greek example: Plato supposedly put a sign over the door to his school reading ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω, “May no one ignorant of geometry enter here” “Geometriae ignarus n …
answered Jul 18 '19 by fdb