Beggar's badge

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from the Parish of Leith

Postcard of Beggar's badge.
© National Museums Scotland

Beggar's badge

This badge, licensing the holder to beg, is from the parish of Leith. It dates from the late 18th century and is made of lead.

The badge is inscribed 'LEITH / POOR / No 7'.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-341-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJA 82
Date: late 18th century
Material: Inscription: On obverse: LEITH / POOR / No 7
What: Badge, beggar's
Subject: Badges and insignia (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Leith
Description: Beggar's badge, inscribed LEITH / POOR / No 7, late 18th century
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