Slightly worn Hallmark for ID, can anyone help?

Just joined the forum as would like to ask for some help with the idenification of a hallmark. I have trawled the net but am no nearer solving this one as the hallmark is a littlen. I can make out the word ASCETIC but that is all, there are also four letters in what looks like a shield and maybe the top two are either “LS” or "LE, hope you can help?
many thanks