The badges were generally worn fastened to the pilgrim's hat or cape.
The present badges of the orders represent the crosses that the knights wore on their mantles.
These epithets instantly caught the public fancy and had already become party badges when the estates met in 1738.
The dress was of crimson (7ropcbupa); this and the badges were the king's gift, and except by royal grant neither crimson nor gold might, apparently, be worn at court (1 Macc. ro, 20; 62; 89; 11, 58; Athen.
The front and rear ranks of the 28th were simultaneously engaged, and the conduct of the regiment won for it the distinction of wearing badges both at the front and at the back of their head-dress.