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Brass or Copper plate
Posted by: trooper424
Date: March 12, 2019 06:28PM
I dug this brass or copper plate (about 2x3 inches) on a farm in Connecticut. I originally thought it was just a plate but when I took it home and cleaned it up I noticed a rooster at the top. Using some side lighting I also saw a crown and below that a small shield (with small stars). You can’t see it in the pic but on the bottom (written backwards) is the phrase “Longhorn King Crown”. I’ve tried all combinations I can think of for a Google search but come up with nothing. I think it might possibly be a plate used in printing. I’m hoping someone might be able to tell me what this is. Thanks for taking the time to look and any information would be greatly appreciated.




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Re: Brass or Copper plate
Posted by: Roland58
Date: March 20, 2019 10:27PM
It appears to be a printing plate, although I could not find anything on it. The fact that there is backward printing (engraving) is what leads me to think it is a printing plate of some kind. Would it be possible to bring out any further details that would determine if everything is backward?



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Re: Brass or Copper plate
Posted by: all iron
Date: April 04, 2019 07:38PM
I would also agree that it is a copper engraving used to make a printing plate.



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