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ARTIFACT: Gorgeous Civil War period United States Navy Police badge in hand-engraved sheet silver with tinned reinforcement and brass pin. This Federal badge was worn at many of the Union shipyards during the war, but verbal provenance has this badge being worn at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The center of the slightly convex, round badge shows an engraved eagle clutching an anchor in its talons, it bears a shield on its chest and surrounding it reads: "NAVY YARD POLICE" with a border of star embellishments.
VINTAGE: Circa Civil War Period
SIZE: Approximately 2-1/8" in diameter
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Hand-engraved sheet silver, brass, tin
ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with 'C' type catch
ITEM NOTES: This is from a military police collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCIC7/93 CON-RLB-16 LBFGEX6/16
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine - Excellent): The badge shows moderate wear and tarnish, handsome patina, overall excellent condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.