Of cause, this is not an argue in favour of the inscription as a picture-lottery, I just want to indicate, that a principle of a similar kind can be applied with success;
that some complicated, but symmetrical proportions, between the signs on the basis of their functions, are unveiled.
By observing the numbers 18, 22 and 26, it struck me, that square-sides on respectively 10, 12 and 14 hold
circumferences, which are related to these numbers. This compels an almost unambiguous and most expressive way, in which 'the unfolded situation' is to be arranged, as the signs of the 33 pair of stems are to be set up as circumferences in a quadratic framework
'the folded arrangement'. The upper half of the framework is uncovered (characters in) stems, and the lowest part is those stems, which have cover from the detached stemsigns (point 3x).
As it does show, the covering signs
do not only make up a gemination of the lowest part of the framework, they keep themselves within the areas in their half, which are marked out by the three stemgroups. I have divided the frame into six zones, each containing 22 signs. The six zones are symbolized
by Aa, Ab, Ba, Bb and Ca, Cb.
Bb for instance is those 22 signs in second position, which are gathered in the bottom left-hand corner of the frame. Together with Ba, Bb is able to establish 22 covering stems, of which 11
are dissimilar. As regards positions, (the right sign in a stem holds first position and vice versa)
the covering stemsigns (Bb, Cb, Ba) consist of 33 signs in first position and 33 signs in second position. The upper half
(Aa, Ca, Ab) then get the same bisection of the positions, obviously.The zones Ca and Cb hold each 11 signs in both first and second position. Together they compose 22 stems (11 dissimilar) crosswise of the median line. It is seen, that multiples of eleven
are reflected in a lot of new facets, although there are some limited ways to castle the signs, within those by positions and stemgroups restricted areas. This gnomonic arrangement, I believe, is the most ideal way to illustrate those symmetrical pro portions,
which are unquestionably available in the inscription. The arrangement especially substantiate the legitimacy of the three stemgroups. There are however irregularities to be mentioned: Stemgroup II holds 18 covering and 18 covered, but 22 uncovered signs;
While stemgroup III has 22 and 22, but 18 signs. If you consider the inscription as a numerical system, it would probably had made a more convincing impression, if the equal conditions had been respectively: 18, 18 and 18 plus 22, 22 and 22, together with
the 26, 26 and 26 signs of signgroup I; though the very irregularities may be promising for a more complex application, than a mere ornamental play with some imprints and their quantities, on the part of the designer of the Phaistos disc.