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Salt

Maker:
Thomas Shields (1742–1819)
Date:
1765–85
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
1 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (3.5 x 7 cm); 2 oz. 11 dwt. (79 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Accession Number:
24.109.28
Not on view
Inscription: engraved on body in shaded roman: NOBILIS.EST.IRA.LEONIS (in banner) / [crest of an arm grasping a wreath (laurel?)]

Marking: marked twice on underside: TS (in rectangle)
Charles Allen Munn; bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1924.
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