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Egyptian gold purity & date
by: Bronwen

Egyptian hallmarks. The second is an Arabic letter indicating the range of years during which the piece was made. For more info on that, see:
http://www.mfti.gov.eg/affiliates/National_Productivity/AssayWeights/A03.htm

The first is a gold purity mark written using an alphabetic way of rendering numbers. The character that looks something like a 1 is a 1; the other is a 2. Given that Arabic is written right to left, you would expect these letter-numbers also to read that way. But in researching my own several pieces marked this way, I followed up finding at another site that the mark was '12' by taking a bracelet & a loupe to a native Arabic speaker who confirmed that it was a 12.

None of my pieces looks or tests like 21k. All are 12k rose gold, probably brought west by tourists.

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Arabic Hallmark
by: Anonymous

Thanks for that. Yvonne




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21k hallmark
by: Anonymous

It a 21k hallamark (875/1000) gold contains. They read in diferents direction.

It´s not a 12k mark

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Non-Latin Marks on Gold Colored Metal
by: Anonymous

Hi Paul,

the marks are in arabic. There are 22 countries in the arabic world. We haven't any clues from which of those countries from the marks alone.



It would be interesting to know more about the history of this piece.

best wishes,

Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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