Name stamp

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Lead name stamp. "LARKAN" embossed in mirror image. Makers mark "I. MOORE LONDON". No handle in evidence.
Production place
Measurements
Ht 38, Stamp base 50 x 15 x 19
Media/Materials description
Lead
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Lead name stamp with "LARKAN" embossed in mirror image. This is likely to belong to First Lieutenant John Larkan and was found in the area of the Lieutenants' cabins along with five Polynesian war clubs. It is possible that Lt. Larkan was the collector of these cultural curios.

HMS Pandora
Associated person
Registration number
MA4694

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