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Old 10th November 2020, 07:35 AM   #1
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Default Yataghan cartouche translation

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Can anyone please help me with the translation of the text in the cartouche of this yataghan?!

Is there a date where the arrow is pointing (maybe upside down)?
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Old 10th November 2020, 04:05 PM   #2
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It's very tight together but if it is numerals I'm thinking of 1224.

with an online hijiri-gregorian converter that gives 1809 (depending on month)
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Old 10th November 2020, 04:07 PM   #3
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btw, nice piece!
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Old 10th November 2020, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thank you very much for the feedback!

I was also thinking about 1224... (albeit the 4 looks rather odd, but it is possible to have some part of it missing)

However, it appears there is more written, so I am hoping that maybe Zifir or Kwiatek will be able to tell us more. It would be great to have a signature or a place of origin.

Is it Turkish?! Is it from the Balkans?!
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Old 10th November 2020, 05:56 PM   #5
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I agree it looks like ١٢٢٤ 1224/1809-10.

In the roundel are the names of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and their dog.

There is a maker‘s inscription

عمل مصطفی

“Work of Mustafa”

An owner’s inscription reads

صاحب احمد

“The owner, Ahmed”
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Old 10th November 2020, 07:19 PM   #6
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Thank you Kwiatek again!

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Old 10th November 2020, 08:17 PM   #7
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Pleasure! Thanks for sharing your nice yataghan
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