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Anchor chain identification

I have a length of anchor chain 3/8 in size. It has no markings on it to indentify it's strengh ie. BBB or G3 etc.
It fits the gypsy on the windlass perfectly.
Is there an anchor chain that is not marked?
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AFAIK, all anchor chain that is certified is marked in some way. G4 or High Test chain has "G4" or "40" marked on it, BBB usually has a "3B" marked on it and so on.

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I know that chain is supposed to be marked with the afor mentioned markings. This chain has non of that, although I did find that each link had two small dots stamped on the end of each link. It is being used on a Lofrans Tigess windlass.
I was curious if anyone knew what it could be. The dimesnsions of the chain are:
Wire size = .420
Link Length = .875
Inside width = .660

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