Then, if so,
a numerical cipher associated with a Rosicrucian symbolic name is plausible.
There is a
stronger connection of the number 287 to Bacon. On his monument tomb at St.
Michael’s Church in St. Albans are three plaques making up his epitaph in
Latin. The letter counts for each line use only the large letters and the
double letters, as a rule, count as one letter.
has a large letter count of 91.
plaque has a count of 135.
plaque has a count of 61. The count for all three plaques = 287.The small superscripted letters seem to me to
be arbitrarily sized which suggest the 287 count was not by chance.