Charleston slave badge from 1801 for Mechanic No. 108

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Created by
Prince, Charles, American
Medium
copper
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Type
badges
Place used
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1801
Description
A circular copper slave badge. The front of the badge reads "*Charleston* / No. 108 / Mechanic / 1801." The back of the badge reads “C.Prince.” All lettering is die stamped into the metal except the number “108”, which is engraved. There is a puncture hole at the top of the badge. The metal is dark in color with a green patina.
Topic
African American
Labor
Slavery
United States--History--1783-1815
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2014.118.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture