posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 06:12 PM
My opinion is that these might
be masonic but there's not enough there to be definative. The crossed Vs could be a square and compass, but it
could equally be a native american symbol (see Helen Mirren's Tattoo thread). It looks like there is a square and a level, both designed to be hung
around the neck like officers jewels. It also looks like there could be a star/sun with a moon? inside?. The upside down V with the G in it could be a
trowel, which back in the 18th century was the symbol for the (Inner) Guard/Tyler. The rectangle with three bars might be from a side order called the
Secret Monitor, but that order is not old enough to date that far back (that I know of). The top middle rock and the bottom middle two rocks could be
anything, as could the head. So you might
have some stone officers jewels!
I think, if your story is correct, that this is significant. You should take some higher quality photos and send them to one of the major masonic
museums in the US, or to the Masonic Museum at Great Queen Street, London, and ask for advice. You can also email the higher quality images to me and
I will make some private enquiries. U2U me for my email address.
Freemasonry has been practiced in the US since the earliest days, probably since the 1730s at a guess. But I have NEVER seen stone artifacts like
this, and I've been around a bit
. Jewels are almost always metal (with the exception of the WW2 years).
Please keep us all informed with your progress.