Rare 1850 Charleston Servant Slave Hire Neck copper alloy badge, Number 136. Diamond shaped with clipped corners and a hole at the top for suspension. Front marked "CHARLESTON" in a lunate punch at the top, "NECK" in a lunate punch, "1850" in a rectangular punch, "SERVANT" in a rectangular punch, and "136" in individual number punches at the bottom. No hallmarks. Includes a signed document from W. L. Hunt stating the authenticity of the tag, January 1, 2008 along with email correspondence between Hunt and the consignor with additional photographs. 54.9 mm x 56.1 mm (2.1" x 2.2"). Provenance: This tag was dug by William L. Hunt on December 19, 2007 on St. James Island, SC. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: Appearance is Fine with areas of rust.
Lot 336: 1828 Charleston Lafar Servant Slave Hire Badge, Number 242 Previous Item Lot 338: 1815 Charleston Lafar Fisher Slave Hire Badge, Number 125 Next Item