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Rare Colonial Era British Military Officer's Silver Gorget
c. 1760-1780, Colonial to French and Indian War to Revolutionary War, British Military Gorget, Hand-Hammered and Engraved Silver, Extremely Fine.
This is an original, Silver British Military Gorget, worn as decoration being part of an officer's uniform. It is completely correct and righteous, measures 4" long x 3.5" wide, with a 1.5" space between the 2 arms on either side, holed for wearing at the ends. This very rare Gorget has Engravings of a "Fort" on each of the two arms, with a hand-engraved British Royal Coat of Arms at center. There is a banner engraved "LONDON DERRY" above and "YEOMANRY" below. There is a hard to see thin .5" long crack in the center located at the 'D' of Derry, that then also runs under the entire word under the banner edge. Also, remnants of some old adhesive is present at that location, on the underside. A rarely encountered, valuable, museum quality British Military Officer's Silver Gorget.