Coffin plate

Coffin plate
Title
Coffin plate
Date 
1816
Medium 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 10.5 x 7 cm )
Description 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "Augusta Sophia Horn Obit. 14th March 1816 Aged 4 yrs. 3 mo."; 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
Object Number 
INV.6562.13
Marks 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Augusta Sophia Horn/Obit. 14th March 1816/Aged 4 yrs. 3 mo[illeg.]"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group