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Enigma

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iconnumber posted 01-21-2019 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Enigma     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had this little silver box for many years, and I have finally(!) become curious as to its age and provenance.

I found the following about the hallmarks:

- on the far left, the number 5
(journeyman's tally mark?)
- next to it, an oblong maker's mark
(rubbed out with wear, illegible)
- next to that, the lion passant (British
sterling, I gather)
- finally, on the far right, an uppercase
Z in a square with obliquely cut
corners, and no assay town to the right
of that (the only corresponding year I
can find is 1725, Chester)
- no duty mark (prior to 1784?)
- no assay town (London?)

Photos:

Any comments or information would be very welcome!

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 01-21-2019 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not so puzzling. Copy the BBCode at the photo gallery and paste it in your post or in a reply post.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 01-22-2019 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome.

Please read the link in the green box at the start of page To successfully join in, you must know the following !!.

Please thoroughly read the how to post images info .... you need to copy the line BBCode (normal): below your gallery image and paste it into your post.

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iconnumber posted 02-03-2019 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good job adding the photos. A close up of the marks would be helpful,

As per the link in the green box at the start of page To successfully join in, you must know the following !!.

Please tells a about yourself and is your interest in silver limited to only this box or..... ?

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