The Wallace Collection

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Drinking horn
  • Drinking horn
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Iceland, possibly
  • 14th and 19th century
  • Bull horn and silver, carved and inscribed
  • Weight: 0.255 kg
  • Inscription: 'S · MJŎD · Á · MINNID' 'Mead to the memory' i.e. 'We drink health in mead'. The letter 'S', if not the owener's monogram, might be for Skál, the usual cry at the drinking of healths in the Netherlands.
    Discharge mark: Dutch tax-discharge mark used after 1814
  • A1331
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
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