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Insignia

Insignia
Title
Insignia
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
Object Number 
2002.1.4400
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group