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What has intrigued me about this example is the presence on the reverse of a small triangle shaped mark in between 'Merite' and 'Anciennete'. While there is some contact marks and rubbing present on the lower reverse I do not believe that the mark is attributable to that.

I have viewed the mark through a magnifier and a glass and it appears to be some form of hallmark inside although I cannot make out the detail.

I noted the other Leopold II examples posted here and on Mr Deploige's site do not appear to have or show this mark so I am intrigued.

I would appreciate any and all views on what this mark could be or represent.

Regards,

Rob

I can assume by the silence that no-one has an opinion on this possible hallmark !

Regards,

Rob

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Hello Rob,

The hallmark is an 'A' marking, which stands simply for the fact that the medal is silver.

In that specific case gilt silver.

kind regards,

Detlev

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Hello Rob,

The hallmark is an 'A' marking, which stands simply for the fact that the medal is silver.

In that specific case gilt silver.

kind regards,

Detlev

Hello Detlev,

Thanks for the reply. That is good to know and the fact that it is gilt finished silver would explain the lovely patina that the decoration has.

Regards,

Rob

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