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A rare James II silver arm badge

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Estimate: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$986 - US$1,480
Price realised:  £950
ca. US$1,171
Lot number 643, Views: 42

A rare James II silver arm badge, possibly for a night watchman or constable, unmarked circa 1688, circular form, embossed with a representation of the seal of Scarborough, divided vertically in two, a tower on the left, a lymphad on the right, inscribed 'Ville de Scarburgte (sic)1688', the reverse with two ring attachments, diameter 8.5oz, approx. weight 1.3oz. Provenance: The James Walker Collection, Christie's South Kensington, 13th July 2006, lot 244.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd
Title: The Arthur Holder Collection of Silver & Vertu (Part 1)
Date of the auction: 25 Oct 2016
Address: Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd
Castle Street 51-61
SP1 3SU Salisbury Wiltshire
United Kingdom
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