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Hallmarks ID Thai Orders

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Hello

 

I am trying to see if anyone can translate the hallmarks on the attached Thai orders

kind regards and thanks

Caz

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Hi Caz,

The first one (ประเสริฐศิลป์) is the medal manufacturer Prasatsin.

The second one is a manufacturing date stamp ๐๘ (08) = 2508 (1965)

The third one is .. (abbreviation for กองกระษาปณ์) = the Thai Mint, followed by the date stamp 33 overstamped with 34.  (33 = 2533 = 1990, 34 = 2534 = 1991)

Rgds

Dave

 

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Dave,

Thanks for the explanation of the Thai dating system, a great help.

Paul

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Paul,

Thailand uses Buddhist Era (BE), which is mostly 543 years later than the Christian/Common Era (AD).  Usually only the latter two digits of the dates are used for medal hallmarks, although I've seen a couple medals with the full four digits.

For earlier medals mainly from Rama V era, the Rattanakosin Era (RE or RS) of three digits is sometimes used, with year 1 starting 1782.

There is a short description here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_solar_calendar

Thai numbers can also be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_numerals

Rgds

Dave

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Hi Dave

thanks for the information and insight

 

kind regards

Caz

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Dave,

Most helpful as ever. It is nice when someone with your knowledge is happy to share it.

Paul

 

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