It measures about 35mm in diameter, it’s made of bronze and dates from the last decade of the 19th century. On one side is an image of a ‘big wheel’ with a date below; to the left is GIGANTIC WHEEL and to the right is EARLS COURT. The London Eye has for a number of years been a major attraction both for Londoners and tourists from all over the world. The Eye is a fixture but smaller wheels travel around the UK. They are erected in various cities and usually stay for a few months before being taken down and moving on. When they are positioned in the centre of a city they tower over rooftops, enabling those at the highest point to see places and landmarks they had never viewed before.
This week, the Treasure Registrars thanked the detectorist and landowner for donating this item of treasure to their local museum