Re: Needs help identifying script

From: Andreas Stötzner (
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 08:46:32 CDT

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    Am 26. Sep 2007 um 04:07 schrieb Philippe Verdy:

    > The presence of the 7-branch candelar and the cup is a string
    > indication
    > that it has some Samaritan or Hebrew origin, but it does not
    > necessarily
    > means that it is written in those languages.
    > For me the bottom part of the stone (below the horizontal line of
    > dots) is
    > not the same script as the part above. There may even be as much as 4
    > scripts on this stone, possibly showing the same text translated.
    > So, for me it looks like an ancestral form of Georgian or Armenian (in
    > the
    > middle), or a mix of several scripts (like a Rosette stone). The top
    > part
    > (around the candelar) is probably more archaic than the bottom part
    > which
    > shows more regular glyph forms, and looks like some evolved cuneiform
    > or
    > proto-semitic script.
    > Not everyting is text, there are decorations on the sides and bottom (a
    > olive tree branch?), the top (stars, suns?)... The right side is
    > severely
    > altered (I think it contained a tree branch too)
    > It's hard to see the letter forms due to the important glares and lack
    > of
    > contrast... Is it made of stone or leather?

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