A 16th Century Brass Nuremberg Alms Dish
The swirled centre, with 15 ears, surrounded by an inner circle of flower heads and an outer circle of Gothic script. The gadrooned boodge rises to a slightly dished rim, with a punched decorated edge, which is rolled.
Nuremberg circa 1550-80.
Diameter 16.5 inches (42 cm).
See Lockner, pages 50-51.