Accession number: 75.M.38
Date: after 1725
Measurements: 2.75 cm L x 2.75 cm W x 1 cm H
Marks/Label: Around the centre, is the Orter of the Bath Motto "TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO" Which translates as Three United as One.
Narrative: This could have been worn by a British officer
Description: A hollow square-based domed pin. In the very centre, on the crux of the pyramid, is a circle with three tiny embossings. The embossings are crowns, and around them is a ring with writing reading "TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO". Another circle of green-painted wreaths is around the first two circles. A cross lays behind these circles, and the diamond base is behind the cross. On the back of this badge, two eyes stick out perpendicularily, a cotter pin would have been used to hold the badge, or pip to clothing.
History of Use: This is a Star of the Order of the Bath, which started in 1725 as a British Order of Chivalry. In wartime, this badge would denote the wearer as a British officer of rank.