Reverse of lead letter S: 18th century

Reverse of lead letter S: 18th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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Reverse of of lead letter S, the metal is roughly cut. Found in 1905, with over 80 lead crosses, with human bodies buried outside the City Wall at Christ's Hospital, Newgate Street, London EC1. They may represent mass-burials of prisoners who died of disease at nearby Newgate Gaol in the 18th century.

Image Details

Date
 
1700 AD - 1800 AD
Image Number
 
000511

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