1792 George Washington Indian Peace Medal Located at the Woolaroc Museum
Since having been published with the American Numismatic Society’s prestigious “Colonial Journal”. Many new advancements in the study have been made and these finds taking on a whole new meaning with the study of these exceptionally rare medals.
But the hallmarked “JW” Joseph Wright, two rediscovered medals in the last few years are the King’s of US Government early medals and the earliest known surviving hand engraved US Mint relics. Joseph Wright, the first appointed US Mint engraver, also an accomplished painter and sculptor did into the very first year of his appointment at the Mint from a yellow fever epidemic.
Over the last two years, in-depth research on Masonic Guild engraving has come to a fruition in the identification of the most basic esoteric engraving methods of incorporating written messages in the engraving art. THIS MAJOR FIND ON THE ONLY TWO JOSEPH WRIGHT MEDALS SEEN, AUTHENTICATES THEM AS REAL PEACE MEDALS!
Better known a Masonic Pig Pen Ciphers and Tic-Tac-Toe Ciphers where records of this system have been found which go back to at least the 18th century. Variations of this cipher were used by both the Rosicrucian brotherhood and the Freemasons, though the latter used it so often that the system is frequently called the Freemason’s cipher.
Both the Joseph Wright medals contain and intricate cipher system that is cut into the cross hatching of George Washington’s arms and legs. The reverse side of the medals have another variation of ciphers in the arrow feathers and only on the Wright, NY medal. Do we see the cipher grid on the birds tail feathers. Original a few year back, when the study was conducted. The research on reverse sides had me believing the ciphers were a variation form of the ancient Celt writing called ogham. Now I personally believe that these ciphers may have in fact originated from the evolution of the ogham writing system with who ever created these ciphers.
Below you can clearly see the tic-tac-toe grid and marking of some sort in the checkers: Zoom in and see that the grids were manipulated with symbols. The pigpen cipher uses graphical symbols assigned according to a key.
These methods of secret writing are “WAY MORE COMMON” than you know. The Philadelphia engravers have done many ciphers as such on other art they created. Recently, dozens of historical Winchester Firearms have been found having these same identical style of cipher grids. When you add it all up, we are dealing with secret messages that regardless of what they could or would say. Finding these ciphers make any relic of such or on weapons and even if its found in a painting. The cipher makes the relic or art a “DOCUMENT” and this basic identification of Ciphers found on many Masonic Guild Art has been over looked by academic scholars and auction houses since the founding of this nation. Other than the knowledge and art being passed down to apprentices and Winchester Firearms engravers, continued to place ciphers on their highly engraved rifles into the early part of the 20th century by the Ulrich engraving family.
Recently, important Pennsylvania long guns have been seen with these same basic style of cipher grids. What is absolutely known as fact is that the two Joseph Wright medals have these simple Freemasons Cipher grids that set them apart from even the most elaborate George Washington Indian Peace medal called the Red Jacket medal. The two Joseph Wright medals are the most important, historically significant US Government medals in US History!