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Title Dublin High Court official's cap/collar badge
Nationality British
Period 19th century
Price £150.00

This is a particularly fine die-struck gilt badge (4 x 4.5cm), possibly fire gilt (as opposed to electro-gilt), with the coat of arms of Dubin in the centre, backed by the sword and scales of justice and a civic mace, topped by the burgher's crown. A court official (eg the Tipstaff of the Court) would have worn this.

Its condition is excellent, virtually as struck, with a little age marking here and there. There are three lugs on the reverse and, again, although unmarked, I would say that this is undoubtedly a Gaunt's product. (NB: the dark marks on the reverse in reality are pale grey lead colour and would appeaer to be connected to the placing of the lugs, which are, in each case, carefully brazed in position.)

Prov: from the J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. Pattern Book Archive, sold at auction by order of the National Army Museum, London.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


Package arrived 12.30 today safe and sound. Honest piece as you described so all good.

C W, UK, 07.10.2014

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A M, The Netherlands, 15.10.2011