Collection plate

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Collection plate

This church collection plate dates from the late 18th century. It is made of pewter.

Church collection plate of pewter with small marks on shields, a thistle, an expanded rose, lion rampant and initials "W B" and "B.B.", 18th century type

The collection plate was often placed at the door of the church with the elders looking on as the congregation made their offerings on the way in or out. The collections were used to support the poor and the minister.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-401-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 36
Date: 18th century
Late 18th century
Material: Pewter
What: Plate, collection
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Who: Sim Collection
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