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Does anyone know what this hallmark is. It is on the bar of a Franz Joseph Silver Military Merit Medal.



I think I can make out an 'A' at the end of the hallmark: -



There is a 'JZ' (Josef Zimbler) hallmark on the other side on the bar: -



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I have some unknown marks on my Austrian Merit Cross. The makers mark and hallmark are on the suspension ring and not on the loop. The Makers mark looks like either W V (H?)(A?)(R?) or perhaps it's upside down? The silver content is the A 1 with the winged figure to its right. Which I read here is the imported silver mark.
Really need some help identifying this makers mark pals! Been bugging me for a few years now =D 

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4 hours ago, Elmar Lang said:

the mark is "HUW", for Heinrich Ulbrichs Witwe; a mark actually not often encountered.

All the best,

Enzo (E.L.)

Thank you so much for this! I've been literally searching for two years for this maker's ID. I see now that they also produced beautiful Merit Crosses from 1914-1918. Do you think my cross was produced as a private purchase or part of a limited Military Merit Cross production? I am assuming it was produced during the war.
Again thanks for closing a mystery case for me =D

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Looks like a Austrian 750 silver mark to me, but the shape seems a bit weird. It may help if you post a pic showing the entire object.


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Graham is right, that’s the one I had in mind. I think it looks a bit strange, though and I don’t recognize the ‘“fm” mark, so as said, it would be good if we could see the whole item.

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Great thread, I would like to add the hallmarks on an iron crown 3rd class knight from Rothe. Both hall marks could be found in the ring as well on the flags ribbon behind the heads of the eagle. I believe that this piece was awarded in 1887.




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