September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
Circa 1777, measures 4-1/8" wide by 4-1/2" tall, comprised of heavy sheet silver with folded edges. The center is engraved with monogrammed "RB" below Royal crown and surrounded by oak branches on both sides. Below the hanging hole on right side is an "IA" hallmark for Josiah Austin of Charleston, Massachusetts (1717 - 1780). This gorget was for the Royal Loyalist Provincial Regiment, operating between 1776 and 1783. CONDITION: Very good with partially tarnished patinas and one dent just to the right of the engraved crown. DMG

ADDENDUM: Inscribed "RP" rather then "RB". These were officer's gorgets made for Loyalists to the crown. Austin was working in Boston and this does not match his known marks; this was most likely not made by him. Rather, it was probably made in Charleston, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,280.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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