DATE MARKS

 

When examining the date mark, you must also compare the hallmark to establish which date mark series the item falls into because the date marks are partly the same. One crown is 1810 onwards, three crowns is 1759-1809. If instead of a crown there is the Oltermanni line hallmark (see the photograph on the Pictures page), you must also take the location mark into consideration.

The current series of date marks began in 1810 with the letter A. Whenever the alphabet was complete (regardless of date series), it would begin again with the addition of a number (e.g. A2, A3). The letters J, Å, Ä and Ö were excluded. Be aware that often the letter and number was made using separate stamps. As such, the number may sometimes appear before the letter.

Be particular careful of the fineness mark '13' (1853-1886) as this can sometimes be confused with the date mark 'I3'.

 

DATE MARKS: [TURKU] [OULU] [SWEDISH/FINNISH] [FINNISH]

 

SWEDISH/FINNISH DATE MARKS 1759-1809

A = 1759

B = 1760

C = 1761

D = 1762

E = 1763

F = 1764

G = 1765

H = 1766

I = 1767

K = 1768

L = 1769
M = 1770

N = 1771

O = 1772

P = 1773

Q = 1774

R = 1775

S = 1776

T = 1777

U = 1778

V = 1779

X = 1780
Y = 1781

Z = 1782

A2 = 1783

B2 = 1784

C2 = 1785

D2 = 1786

E2 = 1787

F2 = 1788

G2 = 1789

H2 = 1790

I2 = 1791
K2 = 1792

L2 = 1793

M2 = 1794

N2 = 1795

O2 = 1796

P2 = 1797

Q2 = 1798

R2 = 1799

S2 = 1800

T2 = 1801

U2 = 1802
V2 = 1803

X2 = 1804

Y2 = 1805

Z2 = 1806

A3 = 1807

B3 = 1808

C3 = 1809







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date marks only apply with a matching series of master mark, location mark and three crowns hallmark.

 

DATE MARKS: [TURKU] [OULU] [SWEDISH/FINNISH] [FINNISH]