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Old 24-03-20, 11:17 AM
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Default Need help to ID the writing/language

I am struggling to ID the language on the tablet below this sphinx?

Common sense says it should read EGYPT in that language but may not.

Any help appreciated.

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Old 24-03-20, 12:39 PM
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Some of the letters look Greek, but not all. Wondering if it's one of the alphabets used to render Sudanese or Somali, or Egyptian Arabic, though it doesn't look very Arabic.
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Peter,

I have tried a on line translater for the word EGYPT but couldnt match it to any language???

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Old 24-03-20, 12:46 PM
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Hi Simon,

The fourth symbol from the left that looks like a capital E is 4 in Arabic. That doesn't preclude it from also being something else too.

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I thought it might be a Greek sigma for 'S' .......might it be antcient Greek rather than modern Greek?
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One confusing bit is English letters (or possibly Roman numerals) are included , could these refer to a specific military unit ?
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I believe it is some sort of Masonic code script.

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I believe it is some sort of Masonic code script.

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What is a Masonic code script please?

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I quite sure it is a type of Masonic code writing. You can see this on various older Masonic regalia etc. I dont know how it works though.
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CB,

Having looked it up I see the Masonic Code is mainly parts of a square, triangles and dots so I dont think its that.

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I am swayed to agree with you that it is a coded script of some sort.

Its on a Victorian badge so will be quite old.

Could be some similar Fraternal Society of the period.

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CB,

Having looked it up I see the Masonic Code is mainly parts of a square, triangles and dots so I dont think its that.

BUT

I am swayed to agree with you that it is a coded script of some sort.

Its on a Victorian badge so will be quite old.

Could be some similar Fraternal Society of the period.

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Yes, when I refer to Masonic code, I mean it could be another fraternal society. I have seen such mumbo jumbo on old snuff boxes and other bric a brac.
I understand that the old British Army was heavily involved in Masonry and other such organizations.

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