Two other gorgets in this style, displaying the Royal Arms with blank Garter and Motto scrolls, and both, like this example, showing the Hanoverian escutcheon without the panel charged with the Crown of Charlemagne, are in the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada (Accession numbers HD7809 and HD6313).
Stephen Wood, in his very scholarly article The British Gorget in North America published in "Waffen und Kostümkunde" 1984, notes that during the Seven Years War 'the first instances occur of Indians being given local commissions in the British Army. As officers, the Indians were given gorgets and the title Gorget Captains'. Gorget Captains were again appointed during the War of Independence, and Romney's portrait of the Mohawk chief Joseph Brant in 1776 shows him wearing a silver gorget. The renewal of hostilities against the United States in 1812 necessitated the creation of more Gorget Captains. The gorgets which were issued to these local officers were larger than those in use in the regular army, being of a size normally associated with the 1770s, and the use of the Royal Arms (particularly with blank motto-scrolls) instead of the Royal Cypher as on the Universal Pattern, appears to have been a characteristic feature