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Assay Office Visitor

posted 6 Mar 2015, 03:47 by H Killen
Today we had a very special visitor from Emma who works at The Assay Office in Sheffield. We learnt so much about what happens at an Assay Office and about different precious metals. We even got to handle some objects made from precious metals, and learnt about the different hallmarks that are used on them.
Here are some pictures of us finding the hallmarks on the different items and identifying the type of precious metal.
What did you learn about precious metals?
Could you find hallmarks on any items at home?