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捐出公貲崇修集福鑄造銅鐘以供祭祀具有銘文期傳永久

 

銘曰

東究社號

廟宇崢嶸

□生孝□

仁毅宣鳴

出功出德

不沒村名

山南勝景

好發心誠

民澤普及

可鐫可銘

□□□□

基圖鞏固

地氣鍾靈

銅鐘庸鑄

家慶永寧

□□長在

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Wow, that's a wall of characters. And you didn't say it's from Vietnam (so there might be occasionally made-in-Vietnam characters or 字喃 which I'm not qualified to read).

 

Yes, the first block is just a list of donors. 本村功德:黎得孝供錢一貫 etc.

 

The second block says:

止孝會恭進

皇朝嗣德二十四年二月初二日命匠鑄成銅鐘一□重四十斤

河內省常信府上福縣東究總東究社不沒村止孝會 who and who and who...

Sorry can't transcribe the whole thing for you.

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Thank you very much again Publius for the great help. I was told it may originate from Vietnam but not so sure. The ancient Vietnamese language was similar to Han zi. The rest of the characters as you said are names of donators.

 

 

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