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A Georgian Officer’s Gorget, 1810
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A Georgian Officer’s Gorget, 1810

Measurements: 5.2cm (2in) x 8cm (3.2in) x 10cm (4in)

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Gilt copper, with rim rolled around a length of wire, the body engraved with the crowned ‘GR’ cypher of George III and laurel branches.

Worn by British officers as a last vestige of armour and as symbolic of knightly rank, the gorget was retained in the British Army until 1830, latterly being used to signify an officer on duty. Prior to the introduction of the universal pattern gorget in 1797, they were regimentally specific under the British Army Clothing Warrant of 1768.
 

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