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Catalog Number 2014.44.87
Object Name Art, Shell
Accession number 2014.44
Description Decorated shell casing

Naval Anchor (U.S.N.), and botanical (rose and other flower) designs on an embossed background with some engraving. A fluted lower section and pie crust top that is patinated to achieve a reddish/bronze color. Some recesses created by embossing show a white discoloration.

Inscription: USN BASSENS

Headstamp: AMLOT 75M\MGUN LOT1241-75 G.M.CO. (Small stamp of 6N)
Subjects World War I
Shell art