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Metal plate

Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2094
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48: a thin piece of curved metal plate with embossed decoration, pierced at one end with cotton fibres attached. A fragment of embossed metal plate bought from the Inuit by the McClintock Search Expedition on 3 March 1859, near Cape Victoria, on the Boothia Peninsula.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials gilt metal
Measurements 32 x 6 mm
  • Metal plate (AAA2094)
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