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scinde 10th October 2017 08:39 PM

Translation of script required
 
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Already posted this elsewhere on forum but maybe the wrong section, as I received no comment.

My request is in reference to an EICo. officers sword which dates to 1852; the blade etched with three lines of script; this having been viewed by a number of people, two of which can read Farsi.

Whilst a couple of the words were recognized the larger part of the inscription doesn't appear to be Farsi, could not be read by them, the suggestion being that it might be Urdu.

Looking for someone who can give an accurate translation, and how it would be written in English.

Gordon

Jon MB 11th October 2017 11:32 PM

Dear Gordon,

Can't help, but great item!

Bryce 12th October 2017 11:33 AM

G'day Gordon,

Great sword. Any chance of some pics of the rest of the engraving? Is that a garter star I see?

Cheers,
Bryce

Jon MB 12th October 2017 07:26 PM

A friend was able to read the last part, said 'it says Shehr London, City, London'

scinde 13th October 2017 06:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryce
G'day Gordon,

Great sword. Any chance of some pics of the rest of the engraving? Is that a garter star I see?

Cheers,
Bryce


Do have other images however they are all to big to upload. No not a garter star, it's the number 3 at the middle of a star-burst. The sword belonged to an officer of the 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry.

scinde 13th October 2017 07:00 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon MB
A friend was able to read the last part, said 'it says Shehr London, City, London'


Thanks Jon MB, that makes sense, two words down, now try and work out the rest.

scinde 13th October 2017 09:01 PM

Translation of script
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon MB
A friend was able to read the last part, said 'it says Shehr London, City, London'


Jon MB,

This is as close as I've got, the last part matches.

"garden aur beta oska shrik…shahre London"


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