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Old 8th August 2021, 11:39 PM   #5
A. G. Maisey
Join Date: May 2006
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Willem, something like this inscription would, in my opinion, need the attention of somebody probably over the age of 80 or even 90, or an academic. I have very good contacts, who are educated men in their 50's, and who can read Hanacoraka when it is absolutely standard, but when I have requested readings of the approximate things that have been put on weapon blades these men have invariably sought out much older people who finish up guessing the intended meaning.

At the moment the whole of Indonesia is in a terrible mess with covid. The possibility of sending something like this inscription for a reading no longer exists. The people who might be able to read it have survival on their minds.
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