Egyptian date letters

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Egyptian date letters

Postby Granmaa » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:40 pm

Does anyone know a site which has Egyptian date letters?

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Egyptian Date Marks

Postby gaymerl » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:51 pm

I really do second this question.
I have several small items of Egyptian silver dated post 1946. The purity and point of assay are reasonably clear but the date code is naturally in Arabic.
Unfortunately the Arabic alphabet doesn't run in sequence from A to Z and to the non-arabic speaker there are several possibilities of sequence for the likely twenty eight (28 not 26) characters normally available.
For example, 1946, the most common character shown in Tardy and Divis, etc.(which I realise could cover half of 1946 and half of 1947) is marked by a character referred to as a 'final' Nu:n equivalent to an N.
But this character is 25th in one common sequence and 22nd in another.
So which is the correct sequence?
The Al Khalil or another?

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Egyptian Date Marks

Postby gaymerl » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:15 am

Just as an addition I recently bought an Egyptian fruit bowl with similar marks to those aready shown. Mine can be seen at

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These show it to be 900 parts per 1000, made in Alexandria and probably about 1950 - but the date letter could be a 'd' (da) or an 's' or a 'y' for all I know?

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Postby salmoned » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:35 pm

I would guess the last mark for gaymerl is 'khai' (x) as written for the initial position. No guess for the OP's mark.
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Re: Egyptian date letters

Postby bstaunto » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:16 am

Hi,

Just found this very old post in my search for the same thing.

I found this site:

http://www.mfti.gov.eg/affiliates/National_Productivity/AssayWeights/A03.htm

Hope this helps too.

Cheers,

Ben

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Re: Egyptian date letters

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:08 am

Hi Ben,

Many thanks for posting the link. It will prove extremely useful.

Regards Trev.

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Re: Egyptian date letters

Postby Granmaa » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:09 am

Well found, Ben. That is very useful, indeed.

Miles


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