Stunning Gold Bar Pin which is marked 1/10 gold. It is hallmarked with a five point star, the letter "B" and 1/10. This pre-dates it to 1950's, with the hallmark meaning it was stamped by the Birmingham Assay Office and is is 1/10 22 karat gold.
It has a great sword design on the top which carries on to the bottom of the brooch. the middle part of the brooch is flat for engraving. It measures 2" long x 1/4" wide with a C clasp. Weighs 1.3 grams. Excellent condition with no scratches to the gold metal.
Birmingham Assay Office was founded in 1773 to provide assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) as required by the Hallmarking Act.
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