As I continue to peruse through photos from the Béziers Cathedral, this inscription stands out as the most intriguing and captivating to me. Not only is it challenging to ascertain its age, but I found myself struggling to identify the script itself. Is it Greek, Celtic, Etruscan, some variant of Latin, or perhaps something else entirely?
Thanks to the power of social media, the veil of mystery surrounding this inscription has been lifted. As @coryrockliff
pointed out: “Short answer, it’s Latin, but the initial ‘H’ is in the shape of a menorah, and at the bottom it says ‘שלום על ישראל’ (peace unto Israel) in Hebrew.”
Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire, Béziers, France.