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Object Name: Police badge
Date: 1848
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Medium: Nickel silver
Dimensions: Overall: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Description: Stamped nickel silver round police badge with pin back, beaded border; raised star motif with seal of the City of New York in center encircled by roped border, "POLICE" stamped at bottom.
Object Number: INV.1758
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Inscribed: Engraved along the top: "Patrick / Brennan / Asst Ald 6th / Ward 1848" Handwritten in ink on back of card: "Police Badge worn by Patrick Brennan, Asst. Alderman of the 6th Ward, New York City 1848 / Gift of Ex- Assemblyman Roger J. Brennan of 166 E. 66th St. New York City Sept. 24, 1906"