"Jani:
I'm afraid I don't understand your post."

Jim,
I was just trying to explain the missing ...... from the Dorotheum catalog description above (from Raimey's post). There is obviously something missing betwenn K.u. and LITÄR, or they would not write a number of commas therein; probably damaged inscription in one way or another. Also, as far as I know, "LITÄR" alone does not have a meaning in German (but my German is quite limited). So my speculation was that the missing letters are MI. MI plus LITÄR gives MILITÄR, meaning military. Therefore in my speculation the last part of the inscription is MILITÄR SCHIESSSTÄTTE, meaning Military Shooting Range.
I do hope that I made myself clear now.
With kind regards,
Jani

Last edited by montenegrin; 06/16/11 05:22 PM. Reason: clarification