This silver gorget was made in England in 1775-1776 for an officer of the British Army’s 60th or Royal American Regiment. Originally raised in Pennsylvania and surrounding colonies during the French and Indian War, elements of the 60th Regiment served in many campaigns of the Revolutionary War. The officers in the 60th Regiment wore matching silver gorgets, coat buttons, coat trimmings, and belt buckles as part of their uniforms to show off their rank.
Made by Thomas Hall or Thomas Hallows
Museum of the American Revolution (Benninghoff Collection)