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AG2012 wrote:Open this link and scroll down to Ivan Lebedkin.84 is for silver.
56 is fineness, woman`s head and assayer`s initials IL (ИЛ).
Another woman`s head as a secondary mark on another part of the brooch,
The mark in the middle of the needle could be French import mark (the owl in an oval, partially struck, but cannot tell for sure).
In spite of being under French gold standard the owl is often found on imported gold pieces.
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