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    1838 Charleston SERVANT Slave Hire Badge. Number 1669. A slightly convex diamond-shaped tag with clipped corners, holed at the top for suspension, 58mm x 61mm. Manufactured by local silversmith William M. Rouse, though not hallmarked. The elements on the front are as follows (top to bottom): "*CHARLESTON*" in a crescent-shaped bar punch; "1838" bar punched; "SERVANT" in a rectangular punch; and an incuse "1669" in individual punches. The condition is extremely fine featuring an attractive chocolate patina with just a hint of olive, good surfaces, and bold elements. A very handsome badge, worthy of any collection.

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    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
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