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 Posted: Wed Jul 9th, 2008 07:26 pm
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The characters shown are Devanagari characters. What makes you think it's Nepali. The language of Nepal is called Gorkhali and is written in Devanagari script, which is used for any Indian languages such as Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi etc.

You did decipher the numerals correctly but you wrote them backwards. It's understandable as the rendering is upside down.

As best as I can, here are my best transliterations possibilities
R 2 C 39 4/24 or
R 2 C E9 4/24

R is equivalent consonnnt that represents the Ra sound
and C the equivalent of "See". There character that I have transliterated as 3 or E because the numeral 3 can also look like the vowel sound of "i" as in ink or kip.
The characters could be a combination of the owner's initials in Devanagari or some regimental number or his regimental serial number in Alphanumeric form.

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