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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.
Clasp: "PAT / 1864" (Enamel, engraved & stamped)
Title Fireman's badge Accession Number 1951.5
Title Police badge Accession Number 1951.6
1 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Massachusetts (United States)
Methuen (Essex county, Massachusetts)