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HRS 752 Talisman found near Bury c 1974 sign unknown

The inscribed stone shows two people hanging from the gallows, or possibly expressing two themes, that they had been hanged and were in their graves. The triangular-shaped symbol in the middle is puzzling, perhaps suggesting in the style of a church spire the way to heaven. Could it have been a so-called protective device against witchcraft or simply someone just playing around and inscribing the stone?
If you can help identify or explain this strange object please let us know.
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Keywords:archaeology, art, bury, charms, death, hanging, lancashire, lancashire, protective devices, symbols, talisman, witchcraft

HRS 752 Talisman found near Bury c 1974 sign unknown