Coffin plate

Object Number: 
INV.6562.11
Date: 
1814
Medium: 
Metal (probably silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 2 in. ( 9.5 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "MARY THURSTON HORN/Obit. Sept. 7 1814/Aged 15 Months & 24 days"
Description: 
Rectangular flat metal (probably silver) coffin plate with flat chamfers and slightly textured edge, with engraved inscription reading "MARY THURSTON HORN Obit. Sept. 7 1814 Aged 15 Months & 24 days"; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group