A beautiful English sterling silver medal fob that dates to the Edwardian era. A shield is ringed with the words "Torquay Education Authority 1909." The shield depicts the Torquay coat of arms, though it is quite worn. Laurel leaves and engraving frame the medal. This piece is hallmarked for Birmingham, sterling silver and the years 1909-10. It is also signed with the maker's mark for Vaughton & Sons, a silversmith producing in Birmingham at the time. This softly worn fob makes a wonderful pendant. 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 1" by 1.35". In Good Antique Condition, with wear to the metal. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.