The Adam Park Project

Artifacts

King's Crown Badge p.206

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 16/16/003 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No16 Adam Park Report No: Report No.11 Artifact Type: Badges Production Date: 2012-09-06 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 25mm x 25mm Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

The most evocative find for the survey was the unearthing of a King’s Crown Badge. The badge is 25mm x 25mm in maximum dimensions. The badge appears to be gilded silver with a brass back plate which has turned green with corrosion. The badge is secured with lugs and the remains of a split pin, raising questions as to how the badge was lost in the first place.

Historic Context:

Badges of this pattern were used as insignia of rank for Warrant Officer 2nd Class, often being worn on a leather wrist band when troops were in khaki tropical dress. They were also used as part of the insignia for majors and above but primarily on dress uniform.

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