Coffin plate

Object Number: 
INV.6562.4
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 14.9 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Mary Brownhill/Died 29th May 1840/Aged 78 Years"
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "Mary Brownhill Died 29th May 1840 Aged 78 Years"; 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