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« on: August 03, 2009, 06:58:29 pm »
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I found this ring fresh water hunting, anyone have any ideas on what it means or stands for.Thanks!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 07:31:54 pm »
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nice find... i checked greek, jewish,and hebrew didnt match any of those sorry


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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 03:15:13 am »
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danwebster;

Its Arabic script (post 2... post 1 disappeared.)

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 03:35:45 am »
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Definitely not Arabic, Brian. Looks like Cambodian, Thai or perhaps regional India. There is some stylizing to the letters which makes it confusing. Almost Celtic but not quite.

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 11:48:37 am »
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It might be of help if we knew where it was found.

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 06:11:32 pm »
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It was found in a fresh water swimming  area in Pennsylvania, thats all i have about it....Thanks.....DW

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010, 10:06:23 pm »
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This is a long shot; my jawi is extremely rusty and stylized cursive script can be rather hard to make out. Thinking it may be a ring used to make a seal in wax, I even inverted the image horizontally using Picasa. Jawi/arabic script and its variants are usually read from right to left.
Bottom line (inverted horizontally): ampersand-like symbol (unknown), aliph (A), lam(L), da(D); (if it's pashto script, the latter 3 symbols may represent "dal" all together).
Upper left corner (inverted horizontally): wau (W)
Upper right corner (inverted horizontally): nah (9)

The script doesn't look like thai, khmer, urdu, tamil or hindi to me. Anyways, that's my best guess.


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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010, 05:16:51 pm »
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"One ring to rule them all . . ."

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2010, 05:22:29 pm »
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Yes!  And don't dare put it on!  You will have some really bad flashbacks to the 1960's.  Actually, my wife swears that the same thing is engraved on the inside of her wedding ring.  The part about ruling anyway.

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 07:21:37 pm »
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I had some great times in the late 60's Shocked thanks for all the imput!!!!DW

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