Unusual Pin w/ Black Inlay + Etched Details & Arabic hallmark?

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clandestinex
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Unusual Pin w/ Black Inlay + Etched Details & Arabic hallmark?

Postby clandestinex » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:27 pm

Appears to be Middle Eastern with what looks like an Ebony inlay. Any help with narrowing down where this was made or who made it is greatly appreciated!

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dognose
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Re: Unusual Pin w/ Black Inlay + Etched Details & Arabic hallmark?

Postby dognose » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:37 pm

Hi,

It's Malaysian. The script translates to the word is Kelantan, a state in northern Malaysia which has a tradition of silverwork.

Some examples of the mark can be found in this topic: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24259

Trev.


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