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Offline bagerap

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Is this really Hebrew?
« on: January 05, 2017, 11:13:38 PM »
I've posted this before (probably not here) without result, but a few more have appeared.
I'm not convinced that this is proper Hebrew, not that I could read it if it were. Maybe stylised Georgian/Armenian.
Any thoughts?

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Re: Is this really Hebrew?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 01:24:48 AM »


Looks as if it could be Hebrew to me Bob, I know the characters look slightly different but there is a lot of variation in English characters on old medals.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 09:33:51 PM by constanius »

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Re: Is this really Hebrew?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 09:53:59 AM »
I have been playing around with Google Translate but can't make any sense.

My best guess at typesetting the characters is as follows:

טטיח
טלרכאכש
לים יאוסא
רם עשזי
חז

But I can't make that mean anything.

BTW to save finding each character in the character map I used this site: http://translit.net/ru/ and chose транслит для иврита in the first drop-down menu. This allows you to either click on the buttons along the top or write directly using a Latin keyboard.

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Re: Is this really Hebrew?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 11:06:48 AM »
Polish medal
 "Christian tradition in all its forms, including our Polish Socinian forebears, has always answered “Yes!” to this question and those of you who know me well will know that I always wear around my neck a copy of the medallion the Polish brethren struck by them in the sixteenth century upon the back of which is written in Hebrew their own words of affirmation: (Mashiah melekh ba besgalom wa’ Adam - Adam 'asui hai) which can be translated to mean "The Messiah of the Kingdom of Peace became a human being" http://andrewjbrown.blogspot.ca/2012/12/has-messiah-come-christmas-day-sermon.html   

And    http://romanoauctions.com/JoinRomanoMailAuction/viewlotnologin.php?item_id=124639 
« Last Edit: January 06, 2017, 04:07:01 PM by constanius »

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Re: Is this really Hebrew?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 12:11:59 PM »
The Hebrew on bagerap's medal would appear to be rather degraded - possibly copied from a damaged/worn original by someone who knew no Hebrew. The text on the medal in constanius's first link is much clearer and conforms to the Latin transliteration given.

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Re: Is this really Hebrew?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 01:46:33 PM »
Thank you Gentlemen, excellent work.