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University Marshall's badge


Origin: Probably Oxford

Date: c. 1695

16.5 cm length; 12.4 cm width; 167 g weight

Deposited by order of the Vice-Chancellor, 1910; LI.1043.5

T. Schroder (2009), no. 315

The badge was worn on the left sleeve of the University Marshall's coat, whose office was also known as Bedel of the Beggars. This badge remained in use until it came to the Museum in 1910, when an exact replica was made in Birmingham, which is still worn on the Marshall's coat today.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)