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I am no good at medals, but willing to learn!

So I got this neck order, marked at the back, what are the marks for?

And I see some are mentioned "old types"......, what type is mine, please?

 

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925 in oval = silver fineness.  The other in the lozenge is a post WW II maker's & city of origin mark--can't make them out -- likely matches maker's label on case lid.

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Have to thank you one more time, you have been of a great help! 

I tought seeing 750 for gold....in the oval,but you are right!

The other marks are a star, "26" and "ss"......!?

cheers

|<ris

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Your fine Commander's Cross of the Vatican Order od St. Gregory, is struck with the typical marks of nowadays.

From what I see, the mark looks like being "925" (so, a silver mark) and not "750" that would refer to 18Kt. gold, but a better check with a loupe or weighing the piece would help.

The "star"-26-SS mark is the code of the jeweller.

In Italy, jewellers, gold- and silversmiths have their own mark, where the star symbolizes Italy; the number is the maker's code as registered at the office for precious metals; the two more letters indicate the province where the jeweller is located; in this case, Sassari, region of Sardinia.

Best wishes,

E.L.

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