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A Gold Staff Officer’s Brassard Worn at the Coronation of George V, 1911
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A Gold Staff Officer’s Brassard Worn at the Coronation of George V, 1911

Measurements: Overall: 14cm (5.5in) x 19cm (7.5in)

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Embroidered gold and silver bullion wire and velvet on a felt ground.  The coronation year 1911 embroidered with the Orb, the crossed Sovereign’s Sceptre and the Sword of State, surmounted by the Imperial State Crown of King George V (1865-1936). Contained in a period oval glazed frame.
 
Gold Staff Officers were selected by the hereditary Earl Marshal of England, the Duke of Norfolk to serve as marshals in Westminster Abbey on Coronation day. A contemporary newspaper reported that in the case of George V’s coronation, the Duke was ‘bombarded’ with offers from former officers to serve. Approximately a hundred were selected.

 

 
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