Coffin plate

Object Number: 
INV.6562.13
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 )
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Augusta Sophia Horn/Obit. 14th March 1816/Aged 4 yrs. 3 mo[illeg.]"
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group