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Officer's gorget, around 1750, found in Quebec
The officer's gorget was a last vestige of medieval armour. This gilded copper throatpiece was worn by officers on duty. Generally plain under Louis XIV, it was sometimes decorated in the centre with a silver badge bearing the royal coat of arms.