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Letter I

If what you’re looking for on a headstone, or in a graveyard, or a cemetery begins with the letter I, you will find it here within the graveyard symbols A to Z

  • IHS (sometimes IHC) is a monogram or a symbol representing the Greek contraction of Jesus: Sometimes regarded as an abbreviation of the Latin phrase meaning Jesus, Savior Of Men, or In Hoe Signo vinces
  • INRI is often seen on a banner of a Latin Cross: Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum. Latin for Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
  • Ivy on a headstone is associated with grapes and the two are often found together. As it is evergreen and is frequently found clinging to dead trees it represents immortality, and the eternal soul. In Victorian symbology it represents friendship and memory

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