US Marine Corps baton

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Name: US Marine Corps baton; Date: turn of the 19th and 20th century; Country: United States; Town: unknown; Materials: mahogany, leaded brass; Measurements: length 56 cm, diameter 1,7 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 7; Description:

Baton with an coat of arms of the United States Marine Corps, the so-called Marines. The conic mahogany core was decorated with plain, blunt fittings made of leaded brass; on the flat top of the fitting, a convex emblem of the US Marines was attached, designed in 1868 – it presents the globe seen from the western hemisphere, with an anchor above, and an eagle with a band in its beak (the original “simper fidelis” inscription is indiscernible); hallmarks: leaded brass stamp on the fitting of the grip, MO.445 (currently out of use); a very similar baton with a US Marines symbol is kept in the same collection under the number JSW 88.

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Joanna Gul, consultation: Magdalena Szmida-Półbratek (City Museum of Wrocław)


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