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Messenger's Badge and Shield

Date:
badge, 1400–1450; shield, ca. 1800
Culture:
probably Italian
Medium:
badge, bronze, gilt and enameled; shield, iron, copper
Dimensions:
Badge length, 4 3/4 in. (12.07 cm) Badge width, 3 3/4 in. (9.53 cm) Shield length, 15 in. (38.1 cm) Shield width, 12 1/8 in. (30.78 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Badges
Credit Line:
Gift of David G. Alexander, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.26a, b
24902

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