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Argentinian police badges

 Collection — Box: BW-1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MS-0983

Scope and Contents

These two badges have the same design of a laurel wreath topped with a heraldic sun surrounding an image of two clasped hands holding a pike topped with a Phrygian (or liberty) cap. One badge is gold in color and the other is silver. Both have fastenings on the reverse for sewing onto clothing. The coat of arms of Argentina was originally designed in 1813, and it uses imagery popularized during the French Revolution, such as the Phrygian cap on a pike, which was included in the symbol of the Montagnards. These badges were likely worn by Argentinian police; similar badges have been documented as part of their uniform.


  • Creation: undated


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jean Marie Goulemot in 2013. This gift was part of a purchase by Special Collections in June 2013 of Goulemot's rare publications regarding the French Revolution.

Processing Information

Previously located in MS-0809 under the incorrect description of "Metal badges of the Revolutionary era worn by members of committees, 1790s." Processed in December 2023 by Jenelle Clark.


Genre / Form


Guide to the Argentinian police badges
Jenelle Clark
December 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA