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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 271

    A CHARLES II SILVER ALMS-DISH

    LONDON, 1683, MAKER'S MARK HR PELLETS ABOVE AND BELOW

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    A CHARLES II SILVER ALMS-DISH
    LONDON, 1683, MAKER'S MARK HR PELLETS ABOVE AND BELOW
    Circular, the rim with incised lines and engraved 'St Alkmond', marked near rim, the base later engraved with a scratchweight '11oz 10dwt'
    9¾ in. (24.5 cm.) diam.
    11.5 oz. (357 gr.)


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    St Alkmond was a Prince of the Royal house of Northumberland, son of Alhred of Northumbria. He spend many years, during the Northumbrian dynastic struggles, in exile with the Picts before returning home with an army. Not long after his return he was murdered, sometime around 800, near the modern city of Derby. A local cult was quickly established and six churches were dedicated in his name. St Alkmond's Shrewsbury, from with the three followings lots come, was probably founded circa 912 by Aethelfleda, daughter of King Alfred.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The St. Alkmond's Shrewsbury Communion Plate
    Lots 270-273