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Coffin plate

Object Number: 
INV.6562.3
Date: 
1825
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 in. ( 0.3 x 13.7 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Samuel Etherington/Died 1st May 1825/in his 74 Year"
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "Samuel Etherington Died 1st May 1825 in his 74 Year"; 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