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This British 1796 Universal Pattern officer's gorget dates to the late 18th-first quarter of the 19th c. Gorget measures 11 x 8 cm, and retains its original fire gilding to the edges and recesses. The front is beautifully engraved with the George III monogram - crowned GR, and is flanked with olive branches. The inside is nicely patinated and shows hammering marks.
Gorgets like this one were worn by the British Army officers in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.