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Plate

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Description
Plain-rim, machine-engraved circular plate featuring the coat of arms of Prussia, consisting of a crowned, spreadwing, shield-body eagle bearing Frederick the Great's "FR" monogram and grasping an orb and scepter in its talons. Rim face is decorated in four segments, each with a semicircular, petaled motif against a textured ground; no foot ring. Underside is engraved "N.B." and "Tieling (four-dot diamond)" with "T" scratched to its right on rim, and struck with two touch marks at center of well, the raised serif letters "SP" and "HSS" across a combined figure of an anchor becoming a "4" and "+" at its top, both in shaped shields.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
Object Type
plate
date made
1875 - 1915
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 9 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 23.1775 cm
ID Number
DL.387160
catalog number
387160
accession number
175755
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Mary E. Maxwell
subject
coat-of-arms
Prussia
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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