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Title Westminster truncheon, 18th century
Nationality British
Period c 1780
Sold

This 24" truncheon is the classic Westminster design, with the pre-1801 Royal Arms. It would have been carried by the local watch officers prior to the establishment of Peel's police force in 1832. It is just possible that this is a George II example, which on the death of that king in 1760 simply had an extra Roman numeral I added for George III.

There is some minor damage under the monarch's cypher, but the rest of the piece is in magnificent condition. Something similar, but not in such good condition, was sold in Christie's South Kensington in November 2008 for 688.

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


[Militaria : Tipstaffs Truncheons : British : 18th Century]

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L H, UK, 09.10.2012

Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010

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