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Edwardian Diamond Royal Army Medical Corps Brooch

Edwardian Diamond Royal Army Medical Corps Brooch



DATE: Edwardian, c.1910

In arduis fidelis, "faithful in adversity" is the motto of the British Royal Army Medical Corps. Their insignia, faithfully realised in this Edwardian period brooch, features the rod of Asclepius with it's coiled snake, a wreath of laurel, and the British crown at the top. This example is worked in platinum and 18k white gold, set with diamonds and finished in fine red and royal blue enamel. The corps, providing medical services to all Army personnel and their families, in war and in peace, has roots in the formation of the Standing Regular Army after the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 - this being the first time a permanent Medical officer was enlisted in both peacetime and in war.


Single Cut Diamonds


3.3 x 2.0cm




Stamped 18ct and PT


Very good, minor enamel loss to the central rod