This is the low res photo from Fort Nelson. High res photo on its way.
In the meantime, I have contracted with a US firm to convert the picture to vectors. More $US. ($US50 to be exact).
I am not sure that this is going to work. But I will report to you.
I do wonder what that the Arabic/Turkish writing means. Does anyone know? I am pretty sure that it is not complimentary to Christians/Westerners/Non Muslims. Maybe it is just an instruction not to look before the touch hole is touched. Or “do not stand here”.
PS. Note added 17 Oct 2016. The translation is “Help O God the Sultan Mehmet Khan son of Murad. The work of Munir Ali in the month of Rejeb. In the year 868.”
868 = 1464 ce.