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Old June 30th, 2018, 09:19 PM   #5
Steve Price
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Hi Rich

It's not unheard of for inscribed Caucasian rugs to have what looks like a date but with only 3 numerals. As you note, the zero is just a dot, and can be overlooked by an illiterate weaver. But it doesn't necessarily have to be the final digit. This one might hav been intended to be 1340 AH (around 1925 AD) or 1304 AH (around 1895 AD). I'm bothered by the absence of the usual handle-looking device that precedes the first digit of a date. My inclination is to not let the inscription absorb too much of my attention.

Steve
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