This USMC globe and anchor insignia plaque is carved from solid mahogany and has a 14″ diameter with a 2″ relief for the globe. It comes in a choice of natural or painted finishes and both models have a keyhole slot on the rear to ensure flush fitting against a wall or podium.
Marine Corps Emblem “Eagle Globe and Anchor”
The general design of the emblem was probably derived from the British Royal Marines’ “Globe and Laurel.” The globe on the U.S. Marine emblem signifies service in any part of the world. The eagle also indirectly signifies service worldwide, although this may not have been the intention of the designers in 1868. The eagle they selected for the Marine emblem is a crested eagle, a type found all over the world. On the other hand, the eagle pictured on the great seal and the currency of the United States is the bald eagle, strictly an American variety. The anchor, whose origin dates back to the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775, indicates the amphibious nature of Marines’ duties.