Dating birmingham silver

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Since 1821, the uncrowned leopard’s head has remained as the distinguishing mark of London.

Used from the inception of the Sheffield Assay Office in 1773 , the Crown was the town mark of Sheffield.

Scottish hallmarks have been regulated by statute since 1457 but the earliest known example dates only from 1556 to 1557.

The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh was thought to be in the 1490’s and the earliest surviving records date from 1525.

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