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Coffin plate

Object Number: 
INV.6562.9
Date: 
1813-1814
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 0.6 x 14.6 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate, front: "Jemima Horn/Died 28th Feby. 1844/Aged 64 Years engraved: on coffin plate, back: "Erasmus Phil[p]/Died 22nd Septr. 1813/Aged 34 Years"
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "Jemima Horn Died 28th Feby. 1814 Aged 64 Years" on front and "Erasmus Phil[p] Died 22nd Septr. 1813 Aged 34 Years" on back; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface, some torn through.
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