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    Help with hallmarks

    G'day all, I need some help finding some hallmark references to try
    and date some old jewelery i have. I have googled for a couple of
    hours without much success. I only came up with a ref. book called
    "Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks" and can not view this online. It's
    proberbly a long shot, but if anyone knows of any sites, i would
    greatly appreciate your assistance. cheers...TidaLpasE23.........

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    Thanks for the link Steve, couldn't find any solid reference to my item,
    makes it hard when i can't even make out the marks myself, anyways
    i appreciate your post. cheers. TidaL........

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    Gold or silver? any idea of the country of origin?

    Cheers

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    G'day nihil, silver bracelet, looks pommy I have surfed for 5 hours and
    found nothing. Maybe an old fashioned visit to the library is in order
    I have uploaded a pic of it here, after looking at about 1000 of them online
    i didn't see anything that even closely resembled it. I'm just curious to find
    out it's age and where it was made, even more so now, very frustrating.

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    Wotcher TidaLphasE23,

    Certainly NOT England, Scotland or Ireland with markings like those. I would also expect to see a number on it somewhere such as 925,975,800? (the % silver content) Ours would be 925 (sterling)

    I will have a look around and get back to you

    Cheers

    Hi Tidal.

    I think the object is called a "cuff bracelet" I would suggest that you look for sources on Egyptian silver (assay) marks.

    The larger mark looks like a cat looking back over its tail, which is Egyptian. I cannot help with the date, but logically World War I (ANZACS at Gallipoli) or World War II Desert Campaign.

    Hope this helps

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    nihil, Spot on mate. It's a Bedouin Cuff Bracelet, worn by Sinai
    Bedouin tribes. It is approx. 50-80 years old. Many thanks for your tips and
    knowledge passed my way. cheers........ TidaLphasE23..........

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