Insignia

Object Number: 
2002.1.4400
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Metal, enamel
Dimensions: 
1 3/4 x 1/2 x 1/4 in.
Description: 
A metal military insignia pin in the shape of an elaborate gold short sword with a spirally carved lion's head loop pommel and crossed by a fluttering American flag highlighted with red, white and blue enamel. Probably a pre-1900 cavalry officer's insignia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group