A Victorian lead coffin plate, City of London, January 1843
A Victorian lead coffin plate, City of London, January 1843

A Victorian lead coffin plate, City of London, January 1843

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A lead coffin plate reading:  "Miss Helen B Parker, died 19th Jan aged 32 years" .

Littel is know of Helen B Parker except this was Helen Bacon Parker who died in the City of London in January 1843.   Plates were often removed by the family prior to burial as a keepsake, the practice peaking in popularity towards the end of the 19th century.

 

Measuring: 30 cm x 26 cm

London, England, 1843