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    Posted 8 years ago

    broots
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    I found this on Saturday in Central Florida and it's old, and nice. My problem is that I cannot figure out the inscription language. The piece has the date 1910 but that's all I can glean. Maybe Latin or Greek? Sure is nice to find old silver in the dirt :) Is was made by Unger Brothers which I have verified by the makers mark /w 925 Fine Sterling on the back Measures 1.75 x .75 " Any help would be great.

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 8 years ago
      Possibly Esperanto. They use the U with the 'U' over' it. Which makes sense being in Florida.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%AC
    2. Celiene Celiene, 8 years ago
      LOL - ignore my Florida remark! I was thinking of another language!
    3. OlofZ OlofZ, 8 years ago
      Sweet, lovely find! A slavic name would be my guess, maybe Belarusian. Could be something like "Wilbiur Jubil..usiek" In the past they used the latin letters (our alphabet) instead of the modern cyrillic, with that thing over the U, breve I think it's called.
    4. OlofZ OlofZ, 8 years ago
      Or could be a slavic word for Jubilee, like "Silver Jubilee". Any slavic speaking here at CW?
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      It's in German.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      The script is called Sütterlin.
    7. OlofZ OlofZ, 8 years ago
      Could be but wasn't Sütterlin developed later, like during WWII? Spelling doesn't feel German.
    8. IVAN49 IVAN49, 8 years ago
      German ``Frakturschrift`` ``Gebrochene Schrift`` or ``Gotische Schrift``handwriting (script).
      SILBER JUBILEUM in German ``Silver Jubilee``
      It was widely used. We had to learn how to write it in German high schools long time ago. Have no idea whether it`s still taught.Personally, I love it.
      http://www.math.ku.dk/~thorup/goth/goth01.gif
    9. OlofZ OlofZ, 8 years ago
      German, indeed! Thanks Vetraio and IVAN. Fun to learn something new every day on CW!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      The A.D.V. below the Silber Jubileum interests me.
      A silver jubilee of an organization in 1910?
      Twenty five years beforehand would be 1885.

      What is A.D.V. short for?

    11. davyd286, 8 years ago
      Are you sure those are letters and not month and date (20th)?
    12. IVAN49 IVAN49, 8 years ago
      The last letter may look look like 20 (if I understood well) but it`s letter ``V``.
      As vetraio50 said, it`s A.D.V. Possibly ``.....Deutsche Verband or Verein`` (....German Association). Things like this are almost impossible to identify unless exactly the same abbreviation is found elsewhere.

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