Syrian script? Aramaic? Strange Translation Request

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Syrian script? Aramaic? Strange Translation Request

Postby johnny.kasper » Wed 23 Nov 2011 6:49 pm

Hi everyone. I was directed to this site by a friend who thought i might get answers. Recently, while serving in Afghanistan, I came across a rifle. This rifle is an Afghan version of a British Martini-Henry breech loader. The Brits established an armory in Mazaar-I-Sharif and this rifle, based on the stamp above the text, is indicative of its point of origin.

Underneath the armory stamp is a scrip that i do not recognize. I had a Pashtu/Farsi speaking friend look and could not identify it, but guessed that it was some sort of hebrew or aramaic. I think it might be in Syriac script? Below is a photo of one such rifle. I am trying to uncover the history of these quickly disappearing relics.

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Re: Syrian script? Aramaic? Kufic? Strange Translation Reque

Postby johnny.kasper » Fri 25 Nov 2011 2:53 am

Please help. This is possibly Kufic Script? But, what language? Pashtu? Farsi? Dari?

Here is a another, more legible version. Same text as the rifle.

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