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this one measures between 44-45mm. solid brass or tombac planchet with a silver wash. at some point a lacquer coating was applied to the obverse in order to protect the rather flaky paint on the stippled core. which is fine by me-- can't smell anything, so it wasn't done recently.

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Eric

Looks like a typical one-piece. I'm not sure why the backing plate would be 800 silver yet the cross tombac? Perhaps they did not start out life together?

Rich

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I have the same thoughts-on this EK would fit one of these huge round washers! The crossplate,especially with a silver content mark I would expect to find at a Meybauer.here's mine for comparison.

Micha

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True.

The 500-marked cross-shaped backplate is from a Meybauer EK1. It's a bit odd since the Meybauer is a much more desirable and valuable cross, but who knows why someone would swap the parts around some time within the last 100 years...

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oh absolutely, trevor. we will never know the particulars, and it could have had an rather interesting life with it's original owner. sometimes i prefer these examples over a pristine 'old stock' example that has languished unsold in a shop's back room.

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