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Old March 25th, 2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hello. What does this symbol mean? I have found it on more buildings close to the Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Sorry no help here. But here is a decent link that might be of service now or in the future. Perhaps you might contact them and enquire. But give our members a chance as well. We have some very knowledgeable folks here.


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Old March 25th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #3
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could be an aerial representation of a synagogue and conveying that there are three of them in this area.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #4

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Hello. What does this symbol mean? I have found it on more buildings close to the Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic.

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It looks like a coat of arms. How old are these buildings?
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:32 AM   #5
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could be an aerial representation of a synagogue and conveying that there are three of them in this area.
To me it looks like a symbol of jewish cemetery, and the three little objects there look like tombstones, but that is just a hypothesis.

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To me it looks like a symbol of jewish cemetery, and the three little objects there look like tombstones, but that is just a hypothesis.

Certainly possible. But it's not then one of the more commonly recognised.

See: Cemetery Symbols

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After more reflection, I'm going to go with BenSt. Looks like a possible coat of arms.
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YH, these are the arms of the Scottish earl of Errol & the Clan Hay but a Prague connection seems unlikely.

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YH, there is a Prague connection, Google Earl of Errol, Prague.

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YH, there is a Prague connection, Google Earl of Errol, Prague.

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Ahhh, the winter queen. Good catch. Tenuous connection though.

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Maybe the OP could post a pic of one or more of these symbols.
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Earl of Errol, Prague.
I do not think that it is the same thing. The part bellow is a part of a circle, not sharp. I will send a picture soon.

I think that the symbol is related to the Jewish community.

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