Ancient and Honorable Artillery - Inventory Number: INS 210
Original hand engraved heavily gold-plated badge for a committee member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 250th Anniversary Celebration of October 1st 1888. The badge measures 2 1/4" high by 1 3/4" wide. The bage has a T-bar pin, as well as a ribbon bar on the reverse. It is hand engraved and has a great eagle in one field and 13 stars in the other.
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. Its charter was granted in March 1638 by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay and signed by Governor John Winthrop as a volunteer militia company to train officers enrolled in the local militia companies across Massachusetts.
Inventory Number: INS 210