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Engraved Plate

Date:
1800–83
Geography:
Made in France
Medium:
Pewter
Dimensions:
Diam. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Huntington, 1883
Accession Number:
83.2.139
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: engraved on front: G. Washe[i]ngton [facsimile signature]; engraved on center front: NON[N]UMQUAM EXUNDAVIT [occasionally he overflowed]; inscribed in each panel of margin: AGRI CULTIO / SENATUS / MILITIA / MAGISTRATUS / NAT[US] / MDCCXXXII / EXIT MDCCXCIX; scratched on the basl: W.H. / HIS; inscribed on the back: B T; [cabinet] / [baby seal] / GEO. WASHINGTON
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