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Assay Archives


assay archives


The silver, coin and library collections of the Assay Office are now available to search online. We received a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which enabled us to transfer the paper records to an electronic catalogue and photograph the collection during 2014/15. You can search our Museum Collection, which contains records for our silver and coin collections, and our Library catalogue. 
You can search the catalogue in three ways:
Simple search allows you to search across either the museum and library catalogues, or both together, using a single word from the title, description, creator or author. Advanced Search allows you to search across multiple fields from either the museum or library catalogue.
Choose the catalogue on which you want to perform your search using the drop-down menu at the top of the search options. Expert search allows you to perform complex searches on one catalogue at a time. Use the drop-down menu to select the catalogue you want and add more field to your search by clicking the plus sign (+) on the right of the screen. If you want to identify a date letter, please go to the Hallmark Identification section of our website, where you will find more information about date letters and can search our database to find which year your item was hallmarked.

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