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Museum catalogue: Arctic Exploration


Certificate case


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Accession no.: Y: 2018/3/8
Title: Certificate case
Description: A tin certificate case with a removable lid and embossed seal of office for the Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy on the front, as well as the remnants of a handwritten paper label on the back. Belonged to Henry Forder, a Royal Navy rating who joined the crew of HMS Enterprise, 1849.
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Geographic area Europe > Great Britain
Getty AAT
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Number of items: 1
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A rectangular, empty tin certificate case, elliptical in section, with detachable lid and U-shaped section cut from top of opening on both longer sides. All joins soldered. Seal on front of the office of the Lord High Admiral consists of an anchor surrounded by a ribband with latin inscription and laurel wreath and crown above. A section of a paper label is adhered along one edge to the opposite side of the case.

  • Width: 46mm, length: 128mm, depth: 9mm
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