I.d help on this middle East bangle? Signed

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sunnyices2
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I.d help on this middle East bangle? Signed

Postby sunnyices2 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:24 pm

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AG2012
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Re: I.d help on this middle East bangle? Signed

Postby AG2012 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:49 pm

Hi and welcome,
Your bangle is made in Cairo, Egypt.Silver fineness is .900.Date letter in Arabic. Will try to decipher it.
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Re: I.d help on this middle East bangle? Signed

Postby AG2012 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:14 am

Roman letters were used prior to 1940, the last Roman letter being P for 1939/1940.
For a non Arabic speaker it`s difficult to decipher date letters, sometimes being different only in the position of dots or the curve of loops. The issue is further complicated by the reuse of same letters.
The closest image of date letter seen in the bangle is for year 2002-2006, but the same letter was used for 1949/1951.

This official site of the Egyptian government provides full list of date letters.(Date letters after 1950 were used for range of years rather than for a single year).
http://www.mti.gov.eg/affiliates/Nation ... wa/A03.htm

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Re: I.d help on this middle East bangle? Signed

Postby sunnyices2 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:40 pm

many thanks for the infor and information well receive.

my regards

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Re: I.d help on this middle East bangle? Signed

Postby dnl » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:25 pm

Hi Sunnyices2,

AG2012 has provided you with the main information your bangle's hallmarks convey - Cairo Assay Office, 900 silver, but the date letter in the hallmark was used from October 1989 to Sept. 1990.

Hope that fits as the last piece in your puzzle. Enjoy your dolphin bangle!


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