Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > European Armoury
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 19th April 2020, 11:22 AM   #1
Mel H
Member
 
Mel H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: North East England.
Posts: 90
Default Possibly European barrel inscription advice please

I have asked for advice on this barrel inscription on the Ethnographical pages recently and hope that it's OK to repeat my question here.
My reason for doing so, is that among the helpful advice that I received there, are suggestions that the inscription has a European look, possibly Italian or French.
The barrel in question is on a Moroccan snaphance musket 'mukahla'.
The latter part of the inscription may be - DA ANNO DEI x32x.
There are more pictures included in my original thread in the Ethnographic section if anyone needs more information ... HERE
I do realise that the inscription may well be spurious and would be grateful for any input.


.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by fernando : 19th April 2020 at 12:54 PM. Reason: Adding link from Ethno ...
Mel H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2020, 01:30 PM   #2
fernando
Lead Moderator European Armoury
 
fernando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal
Posts: 7,989
Default

Judging by the spelling, i wouldn't see an European, even an illiterate smith, writing the year with a double aa instead of a double nn. Probably a Moroccan scribbling some spurious lettering ? .
Attached Images
 
fernando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2020, 11:11 AM   #3
Mel H
Member
 
Mel H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: North East England.
Posts: 90
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fernando
Judging by the spelling, i wouldn't see an European, even an illiterate smith, writing the year with a double aa instead of a double nn. Probably a Moroccan scribbling some spurious lettering ? .


Thanks for your thoughts, the three reverse S's in the first word certainly support what you say.
Mel.
Mel H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.