he built it in a cave! with a box of scraps!
April 19, 2010 7:46 PM   Subscribe

What does the inscription on this ring/prop mean?

From the Iron Man movie. Bigger version here. As far as I can make out the letters, it's "IBKT" and then maybe "HS9". Is it an actual SEKRIT MESSAGE inscription put there, or is it just some kind of lot indicator from the cheapo factory that made it?
posted by joyceanmachine to Society & Culture (4 answers total)
I think the first part says 18 kt. And then possibly H. G. E.
posted by iconomy at 7:53 PM on April 19, 2010

Which apparently means Heavy Gold Electroplate.
posted by iconomy at 7:55 PM on April 19, 2010

The diamond/V mark indicates that it is costume jewelry made by the Vargas Mfg. Company (link).
posted by indyz at 8:46 PM on April 19, 2010

Thanks, all! Itch has been scratched.
posted by joyceanmachine at 9:18 AM on April 20, 2010

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