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Old 29th August 2020, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Seeking translation assistance on Indian Sossun Patah

Let me first thank those that provide translation assistance. It is very helpful and enlightening to the pieces we study. This is an Indian Sossun Patah sword with a hilt with extensive Arabic inscriptions. Am hoping someone will be able to translate. Also interesting is a trident mark beneath one langet and a two character Indian inscription above that. Am hoping someone is able to translate that as well.
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Old 29th August 2020, 02:23 PM   #2
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Here are the blade markings.
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Old 29th August 2020, 09:08 PM   #3
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Hi Rick,

Very interesting sword with its Mughal rehilt. Perhaps this picture is a little easier to see the trisula.

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Old 30th August 2020, 12:44 AM   #4
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Looks longer than the average sosun patah.
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Hi Rick,

Very interesting sword with its Mughal rehilt. Perhaps this picture is a little easier to see the trisula.

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Thanks for enhancing that picture Ian. It definitely is easier to see.
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Looks longer than the average sosun patah.


Yes, you are correct Jose. It is a pretty long sword.
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Old 1st September 2020, 05:39 PM   #7
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The Arabic inscriptions are invocations of various Beautiful Names of God (traditionally held to be 99, though according to strict theology infinite in number), including

يا اله

"O God!”

يا رزاق

"O Sustainer”

يا سلام

"O Peace!”

etc.

Can’t help you with the Indian language inscription I’m afraid!
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The Arabic inscriptions are invocations of various Beautiful Names of God (traditionally held to be 99, though according to strict theology infinite in number), including

يا اله

"O God!”

يا رزاق

"O Sustainer”

يا سلام

"O Peace!”

etc.

Can’t help you with the Indian language inscription I’m afraid!



Thank you very much Kwiatek! Great to know what the inscriptions say on the handle.
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Old 1st September 2020, 10:28 PM   #9
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Pleasure! I suspect the inscription on the blade is in Kannada, but I’m far from sure
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Old 2nd September 2020, 03:04 AM   #10
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Hi RSWORD,

The first digit appears to be a Devnagiri 2 and the second digit may be a 5 (although the curlicue at the bottom is atypical. You can look up Devnagiri numerals on line and see what you think.

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Old 2nd September 2020, 09:06 AM   #11
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Can we see the whole sword please. The tip is off-camera in the first post.
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