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Insignia

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Title:
Insignia
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Metal, enamel
Dimensions: 
1 3/4 x 1/2 x 1/4 in.
Date End: 
1 900
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
Date Begin: 
1860
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group