This silver Bedouin cuff bracelet is exceptionally heavy, weighing in at 141.2 grams, a traditional example of wearing your wealth as jewelry. The bracelet has a full array of Egyptian hallmarks along with some Turkish marks (see below for more detail).
It is a wonderful example of this traditional style of bracelet, its bold design making it very wearable with both modern and tribal jewelry.
SIZE: this bracelet is for a smallish-medium to medium sized wrist. The interior opening is 2-1/4" wide x 1-3/4". The opening at the back is 1-1/8" wide.
WEIGHT: 141.2 grams
MARKS: the bracelet has the following Egyptian marks: the lotus flower, which is the Egyptian national mark used from 1946-present; a silver fineness fineness mark which is unreadable (but the silver has been acid tested as 900 silver which is the highest of the Egyptian standards); a date mark, showing that this bracelet was assayed between 1965 and 1968; there are also a few additional unreadable marks.
In addition, the ends of the bracelet have elaborate Turkish Tughra marks, the type of which was used in the 19th century.
AGE: undetermined, and no newer that the mid-1960's, but possibly 19th century due to the presence of the Tughra marks.
CONDITIONED: very good condition, with some scuffing and small dings, consistent with age and use.
Heavy Bedouin Silver Cuff Bracelet