A petite English sterling silver medal fob that dates to the Edwardian era. The medal is in the shape of a Maltese cross topped by a crown. A cross is stamped with the words "Torquay Education Committee Regular Attendance 1906." This piece is hallmarked for Birmingham, sterling silver and the years 1906-07. It is also signed with the maker's mark for William James Dingley, a silversmith producing in Birmingham at the time. This pretty little fob makes a wonderful pendant, a sterling jump ring has been added. It will look great worn on one of our Ancient Influences married chains.
The History of Torquay, a town in Torbay on the south coast of the county of Devon, England, starts in the paleolithic era. Hand axes found in Kents Cavern date to 450,000 years ago, and a maxilla fragment known as Kents Cavern 4 may be oldest example of a modern human in Europe. This sterling fob is brand new by comparison, but it remains a lovely antique from this interesting town.
Details.....The medal measures 0.86" by 1.10". In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.