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Old 14th May 2012, 11:14 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by A.alnakkas
mho, there is a 'k' and '5' on the other 'latin' inscription but I could be wrong. Interesting piece anyways!
Salam Aleikum my Brother
you are nearly right
- the "k" seems to be really a "k" ... but the "5" I have a doubt

I practiced a little bit the paleography with French documents for genealogical purpose,
with this experience, I think that may be;
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Serb alphabet extracted from Wikipedia
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Originally Posted by A.alnakkas
highly doubt that Serbs will quote Quran so it could be muslims speaker of the language.
it sure, that the Serbs wasn't Arabic speakers, but part of them was (are, still yet) Muslims
the Ottoman empire was until Vienna's gates, for a long time
as you know, it was always more Muslims than Arabic speakers, as well as now
also nothing strange, to find Islamic mention on weapons not Arabic

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Originally Posted by A.alnakkas
The inscription at the top says "bashir almumeneen" (bring glad tidings to the believers. Quranic verse) the bottom one says "hibir/hisir (?) albab" (I think its either a name or a sufi reference albab means door)
may I suggest you, what my translator ... read
BASHIR AL MUMENEEN, KHAYR AL BAB either (but may be you could be better than me for that ...) GIVE THEM THE HOPE TO GET THE PARADISE
as far as I understood; "khayr al bab" it's the best door of the paradise, who has several


enough ... that's set for today ...

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