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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: M: 2014/1a-b
Object name: Plaque
Title: Plaque
Description: A metal wall plaque, marked 'Armade de Chile', on a wooden mount (a) in a dark blue cardboard box (b). The plaque was given to SPRI by the Director General of the Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine of Chile in 2014.
Classified name:
SPRI theme memorabilia and souvenirs
Current place name Chile
UDC 929.6
Geographic UDC (*83)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 2
Full description:

a: A shield-shaped metal plaque mounted on a shield-shaped wooden panel, fixed with three metal screws. There is a hole in the back of the panel for hanging. The metal plaque consists of crown with the text 'ARMADE DE CHILE' below which is a shield containing an anchor and compass rose. In a scroll above the compass rose are the words 'Protectio Maris Sum', and in a another scroll below 'Diraccion General Del Territorio // Maritimo y de Marina Mercante'. At the bottom of the wooden panel is a metal plaque engraved with the text: 'From the Director General of the Maritime Territory // and Merchant Marine // to the Scott Polar Research Institute // of the University of Cambridge // London, June 2014 Humberto Ramirez // Vice-Admiral // Director General'.

b: A rectangular cardboard box, covered in dark blue paper, with a removable lid. The inside of the lid is printed with the name of the manufacturer or supplier, Nautigift.

  • a: Width: 184mm, height: 318mm, depth: 39mm
  • b: Width: 207mm, length: 337mm, depth: 54mm