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Pewter Measure

Description:

A medium sized measure with a stamp on the rim bearing the place name Shrewbury and a shield.

 

Pewter was a cheaper alternative to oher metals but was still used by wealthy households. Poorer people would have used even cheaper alternatives such as horn or wood. Pewter cups, jugs and tankards would have been found in a variety of homes.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1963.122.13
Digital Number:
DMDM135a-b
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council


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