Original gold bullion crossed cannons insignia on black velvet.
This is a small pair of crossed cannons insignia worn on the officer’s forage caps or slouch hats. Beautifully made of all gold bullion on black velvet. The backing is a tarred linen.
Overall size is 45mm x 60mm. Cannons are 35mm at widest.
Unused, and in excellent conditon.
Many of this type are seen in stamped brass false embroidered about the same size and were used on the uniform and later on Civil War headgear. I have not seen nearly the number in bullion on velvet.