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Coffin plate

Object Number: 
1939.392
Date: 
1852
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 0.3 x 9.5 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Mrs Martha Smith/Died August 13"1852/Aged 71 Yrs 8 Months"
Description: 
Metal coffin plate with four sides, each curved in serpentine shape to point, with chased border of dots, with engraved inscription reading "Mrs. Martha Smith Died August 13 1852 Aged 71 Yrs 8 Months"; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group