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Old 25th March 2019, 08:56 PM   #18
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Ahem, do we have any Arabic reader here who can oblige the original post and translate the writing on the blade? It might not even be real Arabic. It could be imaginary pseudo-Arabic as seen on some Hungarian ”trophy” blades in Ottoman style. Also, is the Roman style arms and armour trophy stand engraving on the hilt common on Ottoman arms? I thought Islamic art typically is abstract or geometric. Hungary on the other hand likes to use Roman imagery as it was once the Roman province of Pannonia. Seems to me that Jim is not far off the mark (no pun intended!)
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