Identifying Armenian Ottoman Niello

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AG2012
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Identifying Armenian Ottoman Niello

Postby AG2012 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:21 pm

Hi,
This is the mark used by Armenian silversmiths in Van province, seen on niello.
Town`s name VAN is in Arabic used in Ottoman Empire before the reform.
Fineness .900 is incorporated within town`s name (90 in Arabic).
Regards

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Re: Identifying Armenian Ottoman Niello

Postby Damon » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:12 pm

It reads وان which transliterates as van

فان transliterates as fan.

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