1920s Rhodesian Chief’s Badge of Office


Super Rare Rhodesian Chief’s Gorget

Origin: Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Time Period: 1920s -1953
Provenance: UK Market
Materials: Brass

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1920s Gorget Description

A lovely gorgeous 1920s brass insignia issued originally to tribal chiefs. The piece has a silver coat of arms applied to the center.

Brass gorget measures:152mm x 110mm,

Rhodesian Chief’s Gorget

Rhodesian chief’s insignia often comprised of a badge of office or a brass badge with a silver British or Rhodesian coat of arms in the middle. Unlike most Rhodesian gorgets, this one was made in Birmingham England, stamped

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother visited Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe in July 1957, at Matopo, in the Matopos Hills. Here she was presented with an elaborate wrought-iron fireplace screen embellished with elephant tasks on both ends two Chief’s badges, and a Headman’s badge below.

1920s brass Rhodesian Gorget

Queen Elizabeth’s  Gift from Rhodesian Chiefs, 1957

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