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Austro-Hungarian spoon hallmark help

I inherited a single silver spoon from my Grandmother who immigrated from what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It should date to the early1800’s but I am unsure. As the attached picture shows, inscribed on the spoon handle are the letters ‘L’ and ‘M’ and ‘K’. Next to these letters is a cirlced ‘N’ surrounded by numbers (1802 ?). Separately, these is another symbol which is difficult to discern. Can someone help me identify these hallmarks? Thanks.
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The mark with the circle “M” indicates that you spoon was made in Lemberg in 1802. Lemberg is now in the Ukraine and known as Lviv . The number 13 is the purity of the silver. This being 13 löthig or 812.5 part per thousand. Hope this helps.


I assume that the “M” was a typo and that you meant “N”. Otherwise, very helpful. Thank you very much.

Quite right. It should read “N”. Just getting my fingers in a twist!