|Description||One of eight (8) badges, associated with Mardi Gras. The badge is stamped gold-tone metal with synthetic diamonds, rubies and emeralds. A red, yellow, and green grosgrain ribbon (faded) has a crown-shaped pin that attaches to the cross. The top portion is a gold and red crown with a globus cruciger on top and gold lines that form in to birds towards the three emeralds that are around the base. The lower portion is a cross that has a leaf like appearence on each of the four prongs. Each of the prongs has a "leaf" with five points and at the bottom is decorated with two synthetic emeralds, one on each side. In between each prong there is a golden lion's head (with manes) with opened mouths and two synthetic rubies on each side of the heads; embossed in red at the center is "REX N. O. 1886" surrounded by a ring of synthetic diamonds.|
|Dimensions||W-3.5 L-5 inches|
|Owned||William T. Mumford|
Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford. This badge was worn in 1886.
Mumford, William T.
New Orleans, Louisiana