9ct Gold Armada Dish
9ct gold Armada dish issues in 1978 to commemorate the 900th anniversary of The Tower of London.
Hallmarked from London in 1978 with the makers mark being that of St James House Company, also marked 8/9 showing that this is number 8 of only 9 made.
In very nice order with no damage, a few small dark marks but these are minor, measures 193mm in diameter.
A rare and collectable piece.
|MAKER or SPONSOR MARK||St James House Company|
Armada Dishes today are popular gifts and often used as commemorative pieces or trophies at events such as race meetings. Indeed, since 1964 they have been presented at the Badminton Horse Trials to riders who have completed the competition five times.
The original Armada Dishes are now on display in the British Museum, who acquired them with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund for £900,000 – over £30,000 a dish!