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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.05.00070c
Date 1879
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 emeralds that are around the base. The lower portion is a cross that has an enameled peacock with its tail up (red, green blue and black) at each point; embossed in the center is "REX N. O. 1879" (red paint is missing) surrounded by synthetic diamonds and rubbies.
Dimensions W-3.5 L-5.1 inches
Owned William T. Mumford
Provenance Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford. This badge was worn in 1879.
People Mumford, William T.
Search Terms Mystic Society
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras