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Broad-rim circular plate with shallow, flat well engraved with a depiction of St. Peter, with rayed halo, holding a key in his right hand and walking to the right on a mound with flowers, labeled "SPEDCERVS" at upper right; a continuous vine or stem of flowers fills rim. Rim beaded on underside; no foot ring. Underside has one incised circle around a partial, small, shield-shaped mark stamped at center with raised "Z / S" on one side and illegible motif on the other. One of two engraved plates depicting Sts. Peter and Bartholomew, DL*311692A-B.
Language and mark not identified; needs further research. St. Peter is identifiable by his attribute (key). Donor believed DL*311692A-B to be communion plates; hole in rims suggests at some point they must have hung as decorations.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
18th century
place made
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in;.9525 cm x 21.9075 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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