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"Police" Badge Love Token Brooch

1951.6 (RS8078)

Description

Silver circular badge made in the "love token tradition," with bright cut scroll engraving on the reverse of an 1875 half dollar. The badge attaches to clothing with a hinged pin and safety clasp on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1875
Inscriptions
Front: "POLICE"
Reverse: "1875"
Clasp: "PAT / 1864" (Enamel, engraved & stamped)
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Methuen (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Brooch
pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1951.6
GUSN
102187
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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