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Tin ingots from a shipwreck near St Ives, Cornwall

Tin ingots from a shipwreck near St Ives, Cornwall
 
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Reference Number: BB98/13696
 
Caption: The smaller ingot weighs 12.7 kg, the two larger ones 25.4 kg each. They were salvaged from the wreck of the SS Cheerful, which sank 20 July 1885 off St Ives and are now displayed in the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. The lamb and flag mark was used as a sign of the purity of the tin by this time.
Photographer: P Williams Date Taken: July 1998
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
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