"Police" Badge Love Token Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1875

GUSN

GUSN-102187

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

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Brooch

Inscription

Front: "POLICE"
Reverse: "1875"
Clasp: "PAT / 1864" (Enamel, engraved & stamped)

Additional Identification Number

1638

Related Items

Title Fireman's badge Accession Number 1951.5
Title Police badge Accession Number 1951.6

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1951.6

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Methuen (Essex county, Massachusetts)