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    1830 Charleston SERVANT Slave Hire Badge. Number 1901. A slightly convex diamond-shaped tag with clipped corners, holed for suspension, 59mm x 66mm. There is no hallmark though records show that LaFar manufactured these as in the previous 20 years. This was the first even-numbered year since 1814 that the diamond shape was used; diamond and square shapes had alternated previously to make it easier to see that the slave was wearing the correct year's badge. The elements on the front are as follows (top to bottom): "*CHARLESTON*" in a crescent-shaped bar punch; "1830" bar punched; "SERVANT" in a rectangular punch; "No" in a square punch followed by an incuse "1901" in individual punches. The condition is very fine with a dark patina and a particularly bold year punch.

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