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Officer's Gorget

Date:
late 18th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Copper, gold, buckskin
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/8 in. (10.46 cm); greatest W. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Gorgets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.113
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
This gorget is engraved with the crowned royal cipher GR for Georgius Rex (King George), flanked by two olive branches.
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on the lining: Rt. Hon. William Pitt when a Volunteer
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