Egyptian tankard

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AllSeasons
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Egyptian tankard

Postby AllSeasons » Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:02 am

I recently bought an Egyptian tankard. I believe it's 900 silver, based on the marks. However, I need some help with the city and date. Not sure if this is before or after they started using dots to indicate city of manufacture. And I can't read Arabic letters very well, so I'm having trouble matching the date mark to a specific year (range). Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Egyptian tankard

Postby oel » Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:36 am

Marks are not very clear but at first glance from left to right; 1.) 90%/900 silver fineness and above the number the regional assay office mark, not clair perhaps Cairo, 2.) lotus flower blossom for silver used 1946-2005, 3.) year letter, if not mistaken used for Jan.1965-Jan-Jan 1968.


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Re: Egyptian tankard

Postby AllSeasons » Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:47 pm

Great, thank you! Also, I couldn't find any maker's marks. Any thoughts on who may have made it?

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Re: Egyptian tankard

Postby oel » Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:48 pm

No nothing about a maker(silversmith)/importer or retailer. Only that the tankard has been assayed in Egypt and bears the Egyptian hallmarks.

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Re: Egyptian tankard

Postby AllSeasons » Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:27 pm

OK, thank you. I'll take a closer look when I receive the item, and report back if I find anything.

Cheers!


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