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I am also trying to find out more information about hallmarks used in Malta, not only this century but possibly also during the times of the Knights (circa 1550-1798).
Thanks and regardssubmitted by Ray Zammit I've only run across the use of the number '916' in one instance, and that in conjunction with the letter H, ie '916H'.
Otherwise, you're correct about the remaining hallmarks.
(I believe) it is 1970 Finnish, from the town of Turku, but wasn't able to come up with an artist.
submitted by Myrna in Tulsa I haven't seen this particular design before, so can't be sure, but the 'bird or animal with it's mouth open' could be the maker's mark for Auran Kultaseppa which is an eagle head with it's beak slightly ajar.
So most Jewellery made by fine houses in Scandinavia will in fact be marked 830s but will have a standard silver of 925.
Places like Egypt still today only use 830 silver I would just like to correct one point.
The are many reasons for using it over sterling silver. Most of the imports currently being mis-labeled as hill tribe silver are done in Ag .980, The smiths I've met over there prefer it because it is softer and easier to stamp and forge than sterling.