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Victorian mosaic floor tiles uncovered

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Intricate Victorian mosaic floor tiles have been uncovered during £190,000 renovation work at a Flintshire church.

Contractors restored the tiles at St Michael's Church, Caerwys, after many became dislodged when a 40-year-old carpet was lifted near the alter.

About 50 regular parishioners raised £35,000 towards the refurbishment costs, including replacing a portable toilet in the churchyard.

The tiling, showing a Christogram, is believed to date to a revamp in 1896.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-42264317

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acute

I wonder what the mosaic design signifies.

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26 minutes ago, acute said:

I wonder what the mosaic design signifies.

 

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A Christogram (Latin Monogramma Christi[1] ) is a monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, traditionally used as a religious symbolwithin the Christian Church.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christogram

 

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acute

Thanks, SW. :tu:

It's an 'Intertwined IHS monogram'.

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LV-426

It's a little too close to the dollar symbol. They might have been slightly more reticent to restoring it in an American church :lol:

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