IX monogram

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The IX monogram was an early Christian symbol, supposedly derived from the Greek initialism for Jesus Christ (Ιησους Χριστος), but which may also be a cryptohexagonal symbol. Though common in early Christian iconography, it was ultimately supplanted by the Chi Ro, perhaps due to the latter's prior history as a pagan-era symbol. Both symbols, were, of course, ultimately marginalized by the far less hexagonal Christian cross.