King's Silver Messenger Badge
Rare Antique King's silver messenger badge, of typical form, the heraldic shield quartered and set within the order of the Garter, with crown above G111R (for George III) and with a fleeting suspended greyhound. It is well-presented in a shaped and cushioned red velvet pad, mounted in a larger gilt frame.
It can be dated as no later than 1801 when the British crown dropped the claim to be kings of France and removed the fleur de lys quartering.
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