T4: 9/12 Clyde Walkway, Govan, Glasgow

This is the ninth disk in the T4 Signs of the Zodiac series: Sagittarius, the Archer.

Geograph 4200368 by Keith Edkins t4 9 12

(Image: © Copyright Keith Edkins and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License.)

While the bow is clearly visible, there’s also a map of England and Scotland (is that Ireland on the left?), which needs some explanation. Is that the bow’s string running the length of the country — it looks a bit wide for that. Are there also some letters? Unfortunately neither the disk or the photograph are helping me much here, so if anyone has any ideas, please add a comment.

As for the text around the pentagon, the condition of the disk makes it hard to be certain, but four of the five are easy enough:

top left:

s p h e r e

top right:

s / e v e r


, n e r g a  ?


a b o v e s


l t i c k s

which provides the following fragments:

....l ticks ...
...above s...
, nerga...

I’m interested to find out what “nerga” is going to be. I wonder whether it’s going to be “Nergal”, an ancient Mesopotamian solar deity…



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3 responses to “T4: 9/12 Clyde Walkway, Govan, Glasgow

  1. Richard

    The stars on the map mark; London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin.
    The letters appear to be Greek and may signify the different stars of the Sagittarius constellation.


  2. pb

    Hi Richard! Good suggestion, I always wonder whether CHarrow’s stars are decorative or literal. If the latter, then perhaps the big band is the Ecliptic, which runs through Sagittarius, I gather. Still puzzled as to why there’s a map of England, though… 🙂


  3. I think rather than the Ecliptic, the big band is representative of the path of a solar eclipse, somewhat like this one.


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