Font or symbol looking like )-(

Jtalbot's picture

Hi, I'm new to this site so sorry if I post this in the wrong place etc.

I'm trying to work out a symbol or font that looks like this :


But the dash in-between joins both brackets making it look like an H or sort of an X. I have no idea if it is a type of letter or represents something else?

If I can put an age to when it was used I would say it was used around 1680-1720. And it was used on its own and not in a sentence.

Has anybody seen something like this at all? Basically if I can find out what this is I think I can narrow down the date further.


Brill Roman font or a symbol of the Zodiac Pisces.
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Michel Boyer's picture

Maybe the sign of the zodiac for pisces, as in

If so, you can find a corresponding character U+2653, ♓, in the unicode charts, that looks like this

Here is how the character looks like in the font Brill

Jtalbot's picture

Hi Michel,

Many thanks for your reply to my post and I think you are correct, it must be the Zodiac sign for Pisces, I cannot see it really being anything else.

I am very grateful for your answer.


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