York hallmarks began around the mid 16th century. The York assay mark was initially a half leopards head joined with a half fleur-de-lys in a round shield. In the late 17th century the half leopards head was replaced with a half seeded rose. Collins Gem Antique Marks. York Hallmarks.
Birmingham Date Letters
Dating london silver hallmarks | Ini-To Lodge
When looking through old English gold or silver, whether a locket, a pendant a piece of Tamara Jewelry! The Assay Office mark. This mark tells the region where the piece was made and each region has its own mark. The Standard mark. This indicates the metal content of the item.
A typical set of antique British silver hallmarks showing left to right ; 1. Standard Mark, 2. City Mark, 3.