Please help me with this mark

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rem801116
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Please help me with this mark

Postby rem801116 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:57 pm

Hello,

I has a flat silver box ( estimated as a cigarette box).. There is a mark which seems to be Arabic. Is that a silver control mark? where is box from?
Here are the pictures of the box and the mark. Please help me and let me know this stamp. Thank you.
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AG2012
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Re: Please help me with this mark

Postby AG2012 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:15 am

Hi,
It is Persia (Iran).
Letters are Arabic but the language is Farsi.
The mark with two numbers (bottom) is ``84`` for silver fineness (same as old Russian standard 84 zolotniki) i.e. 875.
Arabic digit inverted V for 8 is the same in Arabic alphabet , but numeral ``4`` is distinctively different in Persian.
A native Farsi speaker might read the maker`s name or town.An Arab would read the letters but would not understand.
Regards

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Re: Please help me with this mark

Postby rem801116 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:19 pm

Thank you so much for your clear and specific answer. That is a new knowledge I have learnt. :)
Wish you all best!
Bo

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Re: Please help me with this mark

Postby rem801116 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:21 pm

here is one more question. Could you find which year was this silver box made according to the silver mark?


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