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Posted by: Jeff Calzarette
Date: July 30, 2018 05:04PM
I found this item in a farm field that has items from the 1700's to present day. Does anyone know the age and what it is? Military, civilian, badge, medal, pin, etc. It is about and 1.75 inches wide and tall at the widest parts. It looks like the Eagle had a blue enamel back round and the scroll had a white back round, i think the red is just the metal underneath. I do not see any loops or or other attachment and it is marked D. A.REESE Phila. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Re: Badge/Medal?
Posted by: brianc577
Date: July 31, 2018 06:24AM
Very nice! I think a military hat badge!

Re: Badge/Medal?
Posted by: giuhalftrack
Date: September 04, 2018 10:43AM
in the SX sector of the badge you can see a "fascio littorio" a group of rods tied with an axe. you know ? the word fascism.. ?? this is a roman symbol but before fascism was used by many countries in the united states there is a coin with the "fascio" on it ... i think is the mercury dime (please correct if i'm wrong i'm italian)

Re: Badge/Medal?
Posted by: brianc577
Date: September 04, 2018 03:43PM
I agree with it being a hat badge, nice find and I bet you could easily track down the militia unit.

Re: Badge/Medal?
Posted by: woody
Date: September 04, 2018 08:55PM
That's an interesting find. Hope you find out more.

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