Short, squat-shaped, brass mortar with wide mouth. Four baluster columns alternate between four stylized flowers. The band of writing just below the mouth is mostly illegible, except for the Roman numeral "MDCCXXXIII." Urdang believed this mortar to be from Spain.
Testing with a X-Ray floesence spectrometer indicates the chemical composition of this mortar is about 81% copper, 14% Zinc, 3% tin, 2 % lead and trace metals.
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