🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Help with metal cup

jtw1313

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Can anyone help with this cup or the markings?
 

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Arabs and a number of other middle eastern people use the RTL (right to left) style so maybe 532 52 on the etchings. I learned the markings for 18K (١٨) or 21K (٢١) gold in the early 80's on a military exercise to Egypt.
 
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Arabs and a number of other middle eastern people use the RTL (right to left) style so maybe 532 52 on the etchings. I learned the markings for 18K (١٨) or 21K (٢١) gold in the early 80's on a military exercise to Egypt.

No. Arabic words are written and read as RTL (right-to-left), but numerals (including dates expressed as numerals) are written and read as LTR (left-to-right) as we would in English.

That agrees with what you learned about gold purity marking...'١٨' is '18' and '٢١' is '21' (both written and read as LTR)
 
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No. Arabic words are written and read as RTL (right-to-left), but numerals (including dates expressed as numerals) are written and read as LTR (left-to-right) as we would in English.

That agrees with what you learned about gold purity marking...'١٨' is '18' and '٢١' is '21' (both written and read as LTR)
Ok... I said maybe.
 
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Any guess on the age to the cup or what the numbers would mean?
 
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