Originally posted by IAMTAT
Originally posted by kdog1982
Just for a good reference and something to bookmark,ancient scripts from around the world.
Thank you; wonderful reference. Unfortunately, I'm not finding a match yet. Will definitely bookmark this.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
reply to post by ArcAngel
Can't tell you what it means but i can tell you what language it is. It's greek and by the looks of it, pretty old form of Mycenaen.
I have to agree with others it seems like a mix of alphabets.. i see rune symbols and also Greek letters..
Originally posted by chrismicha77
Is it just me or does some of those symbols look Egyptian??
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by ArcAngel
Haven't seen this one yet.
Gothic Rune Alphabet
Google that and click on images and you get a bunch of translation images plus web sites.
Originally posted by ArcAngel
I was at my brother in law's house for Thanksgiving and he has a nice collection of antiquities. One in particular caught my eye and started a discussion on druid, avery stones in the UK, etc. It looks like mortar and is about 10 inches wide.
Anywho, I took some pictures of the writing and if anyone (Zorgon this means you) could tell me what this means, I would appreciate it.
Originally posted by k0mbination
It almost looks like it was part of something else. Is the piece missing in the first picture a broken off piece? Because it looks deliberately cut out, maybe like it fitted onto a shaft. And on the second picture the shape almost looks like it has a pouring tip on the left side. I'm thinking with all the symbols that it very possibly has something to do with ancient ceremony's, diffinatley not grinding.
A blessing bowl or something to do with alchemy. Maybe if it was fitted onto a shaft then alchemy, so the practitioner was away from whatever they were pouring?
Originally posted by Druid42
reply to post by IAMTAT
I am researching this piece, very interesting. I can see a few of the "symbols" around the outer edge in the first pic, and I feel that they will be vital in producing a translation.
Is there any way for you to photograph the rest of the "symbols" around the rim? Even if you laid it upside down, and photographed it upside down while rotating, we'll find orientation from the notch. It's easier to flip an image than it would be to to get proper lighting.
The way I am viewing it for now, the bottom inscriptions denote the original owner/family, the "symbols" inside are an instruction set, and the ones around the edge are the actually "message" or binding for the rest of the bowl.