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Silver Plate Dug in old Tip


#1

Hello,

I’m just wondering if anybody can help me identify the hall marks and date.

I normally dig and collect old bottles and to my surprise this came out of a hole in Aldershot.

It has a London head the letter C in capital and a Crown with the initials AG underneath they are very clear but too small to photograph.

I looked up the Regiment and they got disbanded many years ago I think it was attached to some wood but it looks like the Piece of plate it’s referring to is the plate itself?

Any information would be apricated m.
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#2

Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately without a picture I fear it is going to be very difficult to help you completely. If your camera’s macro function cannot reach the marks there are 2 other methods you might consider. First you could try to make an accurate drawing, scan it or photograph it and post the resulting image. Second you could try taking a picture through a magnifying glass. This technique does work as an autofocus camera can allow for the extra lens.

I wonder if your crown over AG mark is actually Robert Garrard’s mark:

In the context of this plaque “plate” means silver so I would suggest that your plaque was originally fixed to a display case which contained a nice piece of silver which has since been disposed of either by being sold or by being passed on to successor regiments.


#3

Thanks for the reply,

Yes that’s the mark exactly the same.

I will try and take a better photo of the marks tomorrow using your advice.

The plate is very thick and has a bracket on the back to hold it up.

I will take photos tomorrow.

Thanks again Andy.