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Plate

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Description
Souvenir or commemorative circular plate for Naumburg, Germany, machine-engraved and -stamped with the city's name above crossed-key-and-sword coat of arms in flat well; single-reeded rim and well are bordered by pairs of undulating lines punctuated by small squares and rectangles, with "1800." engraved inside top face of rim. No foot ring. Underside of rim is engraved ".W.M.S."., while well has three, clipped-corner square marks arranged in a circle at center, stamped once with a crowned shield bearing crossed hammers and stamped twice with a touch mark of "C G / B" in raised serif letters across an anchor becoming a "4" at top with "1708" below.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
Object Type
plate
date made
1875 - 1915
place made
Germany: Saxony-Anhalt, Naumburg
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 9 in; 1.905 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
DL.387159
catalog number
387159
accession number
175755
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Mary E. Maxwell
subject
coat-of-arms
Germany
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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