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Posted 6 years ago


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My Girl Bought A Bag Of Costum Jewlery At The Thrift Store And This Brooch Caught My Eye .The Color Of It In The First Two Pictures Show More Of A Gold Or Bronze But The Third Picture Is The Color.Im Ninety Eight Percent Sure It Is Silver.None Magnetic. Anyway To Me It Looks Like A Roman On A Chariot Shooting A Bow And Arrow (Hunting) With A deer Falling Down .It Looks Like It Could Have A Chain Threw A Loop Above The Pin To Be Worn As A Necklace Also.It Has A Round Slide Clasp That Slides Over The End Of The Pin To Lock It In Place. Their Are Three Marks On The Bottom Of The Pin Close To The Pivot .And One Mark On The Lower Back That Looks Like A Dot In Front Of A Letter V In A Box.The Other Three Look Like-1st one A Russian Type Symbol.The 2nd one Looks Like A Crown But Its Not,Looks More Like Some Kinda Court Jester.The 3rd Mark A Letter C With Like A Loop Almost Like Starting The Same C Again.I Had A Hard Time Seeing These Hallmarks Using A 30X Magnafiyer.It Would Be Great If Any One Could Help The Who What Or Where This Is From. Thank you.

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  1. davyd286, 6 years ago
    I'm fairly sure the marks are not Russian, you may want to look up Italian or Greek silver marks.
  2. stevedeal001, 5 years ago
    These appear to be Arabic. Egyptian maybe. Check 925-1000 web site then sorry, it would just take up too much time to research. Check Ottoman/Turkish as well. Oh, could be Persian as well.. actually.. I'd go persian :)
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    The scene is Egyptian and the mark is Egyptian too, I believe.
    Date is the mark on the right: 1951-1953.
    The mark in the centre is the ltus flower fot Egypt.
    The mark on the left is the assay mark of the city: Cairo.
    The fineness is 800/1000.
    The image could well be based on one from the tomb of Userhat.
    The tomb of Userhat has been open to the public for many years, and is therefore one of the better known non-royal tombs on the West Bank at Luxor (ancient Thebes).

    Userhat held various titles during the reign of Amenhotep II of 18th Dynasty. His titles, provided on his funerary monument, include "royal scribe", Overseer and Scribe of the Cattle of Amun", Bread counting scribe in Upper and Lower Egypt", and "deputy Herald". He was also referred to as a "child of the royal nursery, suggesting that he was brought up in the royal court as one of the companions of the royal children and was a close friend of the king in adulthood. His most prominent title was 'Scribe who counts breads in Upper and Lower Egypt'. His wife was a lady named Mutneferet, who bore the title of "royal ornament". Userhat's tomb can be found in the village area of Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna, south of the tomb of Ramose (TT55).

  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    The mark on the back is 08, if inverted that would would be 80 for 800 silver?
  5. stevedeal001, 5 years ago
    Awesome work, background and history.. Loved reading it all.

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