Monogram

A monogram or wenzel (Polish: Węzeł, "knot") is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or logos. A series of uncombined initials is properly referred to as a cypher (e.g. a royal cypher) and is not a monogram.[1]

Monogram logo of the Dutch East India Company ("Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie", or "VOC" in Dutch), formerly above the entrance to the Castle of Good Hope in South Africa