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Recent activity15115 of 204814Vintage poured glass and rhinestone frog broochCoins/Tokens-Indian Head dated 1917- ALBERTA GOLD?
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I'm trying to find out exactly what this Silver Stand could be used for and maybe the answer is in the Script in front. It has tiny 3 hallmarks that I tried to photograph but they are so small that my photos may not be useful. I added them in case someone recognizes them. It also has one hallmark on the tiny frame at the back. It was found amidst a box of miscellaneous Silver in a flea market. Can someone read the script. Thanks everyone, RER(BOB)

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    2. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      Wow! That was fast Kevin....those are the exact markings. Would this be a napkin holder? BOB
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      The mark on the right I think is here:
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Is it part of belt buckle? Or does it stand on that foot?

      That design is beautiful.

      It is in classical script.
      Perhaps someone can help out with a translation
      My Arabic is just not there.
      Mea culpa!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      This site in Arabic has a list of date letters up until 2009:

      Right to Left!
    6. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      Thanks again Kevin....I know now that its Egyptian, after 1946 but the other marks are hard to locate on that site. It does stand up like a bookend but the foot is only 1" wide. BOB
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    8. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      A "Tughra"...that's fascinating stuff and YOU are a wealth of knowledge my friend. Thank you vetraio50, moonstonelover21, SEAN68, aghcollect, walksoftly, mikelv85 and antiques-in-nj for the LOVE, BOB
    9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Besmel-lahe-rahmaneh-raheem.... In the name of big and mighty god...
    10. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      In Islam, every conversation or written anything starts with these words...
    11. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      Thank you DrFluffy! So this is probably a dinner table item thanking Allah for the food or for some other presentation ceremony. RER
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Besmel-lahe-rahmaneh-raheem = a prayer that has 19 letters = Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

      In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
      A prayer that a Muslim recites before beginning any task.

      An acronym : letters within it correspond to the 19 letters contained in the names of the Ahlul Bayt.

      A thing of great poetic beauty.
    13. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      Fabulous research....thanks Kevin! BOB

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