Very Rare Antique Silver Coffin/Casket Engraved Identification Plate, Dated 1861. DESCRIPTION: Original Civil War period engraved coffin/casket plate.Appears to be made of coin silver. Nicely engraved in fancy script on the surface is Jasper Marston, Died Feb.
21, 1861, Aged 73 Years. Measures about 4 1/2" x 3". Has 4 tiny holes around the edge for attachment nails.
These were used during the funeral ceremony, then buried with the coffin or often taken off for the family as a keepsake, such as this one. This one came from the original family. A VERY UNIQUE PIECE OF AMERICANA, especially something that was used and dated DURING THE CIVIL WAR. HAS NICE LOOK & PATINA.The item "VERY Rare Antique Silver Civil War Coffin Plate, Casket, Funeral, 1861, MARSTON" is in sale since Sunday, August 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Everything Else\Funeral & Cemetery\Other Funeral & Cemetery".
The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.