Monumental brass with Latin inscription: 1475
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

Monumental brass with Latin inscription: 1475

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Rectangular brass plaque engraved on the right half with a chequered pattern and on the left with the heads of two lions. This monumental brass has a burial inscription in Latin of about 1475. The brass was subsequently re-used and is engraved with the coat of arms of Sir James Wilford (died 1550). On the other side, is a 'palimpsest', a new engraving on the reused brass. ( From the greek palin 'again' and psestos 'scraped'). It bears a Latin inscription in black letter which is extremely difficult to decipher.
 

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Date

1475 AD - 1475 AD
 

Image Number

000200
 

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