Now for something a little different!
A visitor to the website has sent us a puzzle. He has a silver medallion with the word Geddington on it, so naturally sent it to Geddington’s website to see if anyone can identify it.
Actually, it might not be Geddington as only the letters GEDD are shown, but it’s worth asking the village .
There are two images – front and back (or to be numismatically correct – obverse and reverse) and as you can see, it is not much bigger than a 20p piece. The engraved letters read, from the top:
(it might have another letter in front, but it is worn at that point,
GEDD & D.V.C.L.
At the bottom, the engraving is: C.U. followed by an assay mark – the middle mark is a Lion, denoting silver, but the other two marks are illegible.
The obverse side shows a copper-coloured shield, surrounded by a belt and buckle, topped with a crown.
It’s been mounted on a key-ring, although it is not known if this was the original idea.
If you have any information, please get in touch with us via our email, which is: email@example.com, and I’ll pass the information on to our enquirer.