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    1836 Charleston SERVANT Slave Hire Badge. Number 287. A slightly convex diamond-shaped tag with clipped corners, holed at the top for suspension, approximately 65mm x 65mm. The manufacturer is known to be local silversmith and jeweler William Madison Rouse, despite the lack of a hallmark. The elements on the obverse are as follows (top to bottom): "*CHARLESTON*" in a crescent-shaped bar punch; "1836" bar punched; "SERVANT" in a rectangular punch; and an incuse "287" in individual punches. It is estimated some 3707 badges were manufactured for 1836. The condition is about fine with very dark patina and some surface roughness.

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    November, 2007
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