Paten, associated with James VII (II of England)

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Postcard of Paten, associated with James VII (II of England).
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Paten, associated with James VII (II of England)

A paten is a metal plate used to hold the communion bread during the celebration of mass. This silver example was made for James VII & II's Chapel Royal at Holyrood in Edinburgh in 1686-7.

The paten has 'IHS' engraved in the centre.

This paten forms part of a collection of silver made for James VII (II of England).

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Online ID: 000-100-067-788-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Q.L.1970.12
Date: 1686-7
Material: Silver, gilt on upper side
Dimensions: 158 mm D x 4 mm depth
What: Paten
Who: James VII
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh (Holyrood Palace)
Description: Silver paten gilded on the upper side, with "IHS" monogram on the face, part of the Holyrood plate given by James VII, c. 1686
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