Mexico: Fabulous 1913 Clan-Type Badge of Early Rurales Captain F.J. King (American?)

Mexico: Fabulous 1913 Clan-Type Badge of Early Rurales Captain F.J. King (American?)

Code: ema00001rm

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Product Description


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ARTIFACT: A bit of a mystery here, but with some great clues! This is a fabulous clan-type badge of early Rurales Captain F. J. King, possibly an American of Scottish descent, possibly worn by King in his duties as a Rurales Capitano, just as a Lawman in the US might wear a "Tin Star". The clan badge is that of the Clan Michie (a sept of the Forbes Clan) and is hand made of unmarked silver in almost full 3-D relief. A big clue in the mystery, the badge is engraved phonetically on the reverse: Captano (for "Capitano") F.J. King Ruales (for "Rurales": there is no "Ruales Mexico"), Mexico 1913. Not certain if King's ancestry traced back to the Michie Clan or if the badge was worn for the saying: "For Fatherland and Freedom", but either way, it appears Capitano King took his position in the infamous Rurales very seriously!

VINTAGE: Circa 1913.

SIZE: 2-1/8" in height x 2-1/2" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Silver (unmarked).

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal T-style pin with C catch.

MARKINGS: Phonetically engraved:


Capitano F. J. King
Rurales, Mexico 1913

ITEM NOTES: This is from a small group of clan badges which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJX14 LABGE9/14 SkeptVBJJX04/06/21

CONDITION: 9 (Excellent - Near Mint): Lovely, even, dark gunmetal patina. Very little signs of wear.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.