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Obverse: four unknown characters
Reverse: four unknown characters, probably the same as on the obverse, but in simplified form.
Diameter: 41 mm
Weight: 22 g
Message from Alex Chengyu Fang (20-Dec-2001):
Message from Sergei Shevtsov (21-Dec-2001):
Lu Zhenhai wrote: "This is a silver charm, insciption is in Sanskrit, the meaning is unknown.".
Vladimir Belyaev (21-Dec-2001):
Characters are similar to Sanskrit, but in my opinion are not the same at 100%.
Look at the page http://sanskrit-sanscrito.tripod.com.
Eric Yin (21-Dec-2001):
12:00 position possibly looks like "am/om" if you squint really hard
3:00 position kind of looks like "cha/jha" with an accent mark
6:00 position the left hand element looks like "ha", but the right hand element? Perhaps two accent dots?
Is it possible that these are some of the sanskrit based scripts like Xi County script, Tiancheng script, or Junshan Cliff Carving script that were used for transliterating Chinese transliterated sanskrit?
Anybody know what these "secret" scripts actually look like?
Gabriel, website http://sanskrit-sanscrito.tripod.com (21-Dec-2001):
Richard Wells (23-Dec-2001):
Any additional information highly appreciated.
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