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A comment received from Moris de Graaf: My focus was on the last 6 letters of the inscription ""DXORVI". With ORVI meaning blind in Italian I looked at the use of DX. This is short for "destro" meaning right in Italian. There is a biblical verse referencing to the use of a sword and blindness to the right eye. Zechariah 11:17 "Woe to the worthless shepherd Who leaves the flock! A sword will be on his arm And on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered And his right eye will be blind. With the NDX as the first three letters on the blade, referencing to Jesus our lord/our shepherd there could be a connection to this particular reference.
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