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Marks on box id please

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:40 am
by Michael.
Hello All,
Not sure that my box is silver. It has three marks on it's lid. There are no other marks. It is 18cm x 18cm and weighs 799g on my kitchen scales. The marks have an Asian look to my eye that's why posting here. Sorry my photo's not the best but hope they will enable somebody to be able to tell me place of origin and if they are silver marks.
Any information greatly appreciated.
Cheers and Regards
Michael.

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Re: Marks on box id please

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:03 am
by dognose
Hi Michael,

Welcome to the Forum.

Remember to use the Preview feature:

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Trev.

Re: Marks on box id please

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:18 am
by Michael.
Dear Admin,
Did I do something wrong. Do I need to re-post so others can see it. Sorry if I have made a mistake
Michael

Re: Marks on box id please

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:25 am
by dognose
Hi Michael,

It's not a problem.

For future reference, if using postimage, go to 'Share' and then copy and paste 'Hotlink for forums'

An embedded image of the box, rather than the thumbnail, may aid identification.

Trev.

Re: Marks on box id please

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:28 am
by Michael.
Dear Admin,
Will do thank you for quick reply.
Michael

Re: Marks on box id please

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:44 am
by AG2012
Hi,
It is Persia (Iran)
The mark in the middle is Persian number ``84`` for 875 fineness (used during and after the Russian rule and corresponding to old Russian 84 Zolotniki 875 standard). Digit ``4`` is distinctively different from Arabic, so it must be Persian.
Age cannot be determined based on the standard.
Two other marks are most likely maker`s mark and town in Arabic alphabet but not i Arabic language, so Farsi speaker (Iranian) could read it.
Regards

Re: Marks on box id please

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:38 am
by Michael.
Dear AG2012,
Thank you! I now know the place or origin and that my box is silver, the possible grade and that it might be antique. You have also given me some clues to do further research. Very much appreciated.
Michael

Re: Marks on box id please

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:15 pm
by Damon
Michael

The mark on the left reads Isfahan which is a major city in Iran and a traditional centre of metalworking

Damon

Re: Marks on box id please

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:06 pm
by Michael.
Dear Damon,
Thank you very much. Continuing to research my box trying to come up with a date for it.
Michael