Posted 2 years ago
I find this quite an enigma~ I think that this is very old and I remember seeing a hallmark of the bearded man on the history channel belonging to one of the founders of Virginia, all of his personal items bore this likeness of him.
This cup shows significant signs of being in the ocean (surf) for many years represented by the abrasions (Photo #1). The inside is definitely copper whereas the rest of the cup appears to be gold plated or brass. But why would they put brass over copper?
The cup is about three inches tall.
The hallmarks are very strange and look more like symbols than letters or numbers. Any help identifying this piece would be greatly appreciated. It was acquired in the blue ridge mountains of Virgina.
PLEASE HELP ME IN IDENTIFYING THIS ITEM,
THANK YOU~ C.R.~