A brass alms dish from the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh inscribed with the Canongate motto “sic itur ad astra” meaning “thus one goes to the stars : such is the way to immortality”. The church houses the order of the thistle. It has the crest of a stag’s head under which is inscribed 1774 renewed 1812. Scottish, late 18th century.
Diameter: 28cms (11 inches)
Depth: 3cm (1.25 inches)