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Are there definitely no other marks? However worn they may be.
Aguest wrote:These seem to be English Gold hallmarks with "C18" meaning "18 Carat Gold" which is typical for higher quality gold rings :::: I wonder if that last hallmark is an "F" which could indicate "Foreign Origin" and I have seen this hallmark on English Silver but not English Gold so I would need someone else to help out here. ::: Were these hallmarks applied in England or Malta is the question I am asking myself? :::
For a reason unknown to me, letter F within a rectangle with cut corners does appear on Maltese precious metals. (British import F is within an oval).
C18 does not belong to British system. But being British colony at the time, Malta could have used the crown mark for gold.
Aguest wrote:So basically these are gold hallmarks which would have been applied by a Maltese Assay Master and the ring was 100% made and fashioned in Malta :::
I am not even sure that that hallmark is "C18" because it is so worn, but what else could it be? The two hallmarks aside from the "crown" and the "F" hallmark are so worn I really am not sure what they are, and I got lucky with the "F" hallmark (which I assume stands for "Fine Gold" which the 18 Carat Standard has been used for Fine Gold Rings since 1798 in England, but that is an assumption and it could stand for something else because remember how Maltese Silver has an "F" letter which stands for the "French Standard" which is the highest quality of silver forks assayed in Malta during the 19th century, so it could have something to do with that). :::
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