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Offline saro

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Re: ID help French Token
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2019, 09:35:57 AM »
with very little doubt "TEMS" is intended for "TEMPS" written around an hourglass...
There is no mistake from the engraver, in old french, the word "TEMPS" was written alternatively "TEMS, TENS, TANS" (may be till XVIIIth c. ?)
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2019, 10:54:32 AM »
"comme la bougie, je me consume pour éclairer les autres" is a poetic allegory from Sufism i think. This also came into vogue in western Europe at the end of the nineteenth, beginning of the twentieth century.

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Re: ID help French Token
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2019, 11:14:30 AM »
"comme la bougie, je me consume pour éclairer les autres" is a poetic allegory from Sufism i think. This also came into vogue in western Europe at the end of the nineteenth, beginning of the twentieth century.
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a poem of the sufi ‘Abdul Qadîr al-Jîlânî (Iran / 1078- 1166 AD) ends by : "Ne sois pas telle la bougie : elle se consume elle-même et éclaire pour les autres !"


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Re: ID help French Token
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2019, 11:44:36 AM »
You both left me in the dark as the candle flickered and died!

Google translates: like the candle, I am consumed to enlighten others ~ ~ Do not be such a candle: it consumes itself and lights up for others
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Re: ID help French Token
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2019, 08:21:34 PM »
I was busy working out of town and I have not been able to follow the messages... I just read them.......
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