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Offline jdm

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Early British gorget
« on: June 03, 2024, 07:42:42 PM »
I thought some my like to see some close ups of an early British gorget. If I am correct  this dates to around 1750-1760. Based on the size ,style and royal cypher .If anyone has any info or comments I would like to here.   Jim









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Offline Mark Tyler

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Re: Early British gorget
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2024, 04:05:02 AM »
Very cool. Nice cypher. Is this brass with gold gilding?

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Re: Early British gorget
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2024, 05:01:39 PM »
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Very cool. Nice cypher. Is this brass with gold gilding?

Mark , Thanks for your reply. I believe this is gilted copper. You can see around the edges where the gilt has worn off from years of wear and handling. It must have gone through several campaigns . The holes where the ties go show some wear also. The outside edges are rolled around some type of metal wire for strength  and to help hold the shape . I think I misspoke on the age . I believe it will date at the earliest  1765. It is right before the British started requiring regimental marks . That was in 1768.
 The width at it's widest is 4 1/2 inches.   Jim
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Re: Early British gorget
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2024, 10:28:26 PM »
Always thought one would be a good piece for the collection. This one is really nice. Thanks for posting it. Cool piece of history
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