The Path Lab

A resource to aid in establishing the identity of 'AV' and unravelling the mystery surrounding Dr Jochen Peiper.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


As you can see, I had recent contact with the doctor. The coin has led me to develop a theory regarding the symbolism of the letters 'AV'. Perhaps we can discuss it here?


At 4:48 AM, Blogger Layloken said...

I'm in for discussing it here until we can get the unforum back.

At 6:44 AM, Blogger ardiente said...

My theory is that AV is out to recover a debt from the doctor - what that debt is I can't be certain yet. "It comes for you", implies that he must pay with his life, but this is not necessarily so. AV has had ample chance to kill the doctor - it shadows him even into his refuge in the countryside.

The coin is Roman. The Roman alphabet was once much shorter than it is currently: V could stand either for V or U. AV could be AU. Au is the chemical symbol for gold.

I played a bit more with the postcard and realised that if you rotate the image around the circle, halfway up the lance's shaft, the thorny stem forms a circle around a point. This is the alchemical symbol for gold. It is also, in many cultures, the symbol for the sun.

The coin features the head of Constantine IV, Byzantine (Greek speaking) Roman Emperor. This appears to be of note, since his fleets defeated a number of Arab attacks by using Greek Fire, a liquid fire that seemed to have similar properties to napalm (Hence the video showing the dead Vietcong soldier, with the child's voice singing the Cuppy Cake Song - "You're the Apple of my Eye", pupil at the centre of the iris, circle with a point, the sun....)

The lettering on the coin doesn't appear to be of relevance: GLORIA EXERCITUS ('Glory of the Army') is standard for Roman coins, SMANG is the mint mark (I couldn't find anything about this and it might be of signicance - CON, for Constantinople, was apparently the most common mint mark for this period). Really we need someone who's into numismatics to have a look over it.

Oh, and it doesn't appear to be a gold coin....

I'm sure there's more to had in the iconograhy we have so far. I haven't had time yet, but I want to create some kind of chart of the evidence so far. While the theory above has too many connections for it to be coincidence at work, I'm not yet entirely convinced that its the whole story.

At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work ardiente - I did see that the blog had been updated yesterday, and spent a little time trying to find it. I like your theory about him owing AV. Hopefully uF won't be down for too much longer -

This might be easier to communicate in though.


At 10:57 AM, Blogger ardiente said...

Yep, that sounds like a better idea...

At 2:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this theory. A quick shot in the dark on wikipedia shows that AV is used by numismatics to designate gold.

Numismatics study the scientific significance of money...the coin from the Dr's pillow is gold...

/end stream of consciousness.

At 2:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops! the above comment was from me, Hyexistenz


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