Need help identifying marks

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zygmuray
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Need help identifying marks

Postby zygmuray » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:45 pm

Hopefully I am posting this in the right section,

Came across this little item the other day. Tried my best to find what the marks meant, but no luck.

Any help with finding out a little more about it would be great.

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Re: Need help identifying marks

Postby oel » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:09 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. Made in Egypt, assay office Cairo, silver fines 800/1000, the lotus flower of 1946-2005, ح (ha) year letter used May 1946- till July 1947.

Peter.

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Re: Need help identifying marks

Postby AG2012 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:14 pm

Hi,
Egypt, Cairo, fineness 800, lotus flower national mark, date letter in Arabic used 1947, possibly repeated later.
See here under Egypt section:
https://www.925-1000.com/foreign_marks2.html
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Re: Need help identifying marks

Postby oel » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:20 pm

Yes, agree with AG2012 ح also used Feb1996-Dec 1997

Peter.

Source; World Hallmarks Volume II, Asia, Middle East, Africa

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Re: Need help identifying marks

Postby AG2012 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:26 pm

Date letter repeated 1996, more probably the year the box was made (having in mind the situation in Middle East I doubt there were many tourists in 1947).

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Re: Need help identifying marks

Postby zygmuray » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:09 pm

Thanks everyone for the responses! I really appreciate everyone's help!


I had no idea that was suppose to be a lotus, or even a flower for the matter. I thought it was a bell.

Typing weird C hallmark into google got me know where.

And I have no idea what that first mark was suppose to be.


Any advise for a beginner on what is the best way to identify a hallmark?

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Re: Need help identifying marks

Postby silvermakersmarks » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:22 pm

The first mark is a combination of the assay office (the mark at the top), which in this case is Cairo, and the silver content expressed in Arabic numerals: ۸۰۰ is 800.

Phil


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