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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.05.00070g
Date 1886
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
Provenance Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford. This badge was worn in 1886.

People Mumford, William T.
Search Terms Mystic Society
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras