This month the Abingdon Silver Group presented Abingdon Museum with a sterling silver plaque bearing their own mark, made with two punches in different sizes.
The Abingdon Silver Group was formed in 1989 as a follow-on from silversmithing evening classes. They are currently based at John Mason School and offer a work environment, specialist tools, advice and tuition to members. In 2021, the Group decided it should have its own mark for members to stamp their work with. The design incorporates the cross and shield from the Abingdon Town Crest, the letters “a s g” for Abingdon Silver Group, and a crescent moon, an alchemical symbol for silver.
The silver plaque is currently on display in the foyer of the Museum, in celebration of the continuing tradition of quality craftsmanship in Abingdon and the strong link between the Group and the Town, expressed in the design of the mark.