Exeter a castle with three towers This symbol shows which Assay Office tested and marked the item. Date Letters. The old hallmarks were as unique as today's logos, and disputes often arose when one company copied another's stamp. Since these could vary considerably in purity, from around.
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Sometimes called the Sterling Mark, the lion passant, the mark for Made in England, first appeared on English silver and gold in Until then, assay offices changed punches at different times of the year, so most letters were in fact used across two years. Scottish hallmarks have been regulated by statute since but the earliest known example dates only from to Some of these ceased hallmarking as early as the Stuart period the Norwich assay office identified by a crowned lion passant and a crowned rosette shut inwhile others such as Chester three wheat sheaves and a sword and Glasgow a tree, bird, bell and fish were still operating into the post-war era. Co Cz.