The History of the Ampersand
Jonny Gibson
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The article omits one other variation or substitute for the ampersand: +

It can be considered a variation if you view it as the ultimate abstraction of “et” — a downwatd stroke for “e” and a horizontal stroke for “t”.

Or it can be considered a substitute for the ampersand if you read in its more usual interpretation as “plus”.

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