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    1846 Charleston PORTER Slave Hire Badge, Number 1102. A slightly convex diamond-shaped tag with clipped corners, a hole at the top for suspension, 56mm x 57mm. Manufactured by William M. Rouse, local silversmith, jeweler, and (later) watchmaker. The elements on the obverse are as follows (top to bottom): "CHARLESTON" in a crescent-shaped bar punch; an incuse "1102" in individual punches; "PORTER" in a rectangular punch; and "1846" bar punched. The condition is overall very fine with some surface flaws, dark brown patina.

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    May, 2015
    18th Monday
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