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Unknown Afghanistan Badges

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cabart13   

Good day to All,

Came across these badges recently. Very well made by the Swiss company, Huguenin, which is written on both side of these badges. I am guessing that these were made around 1926-1928 judging from the national emblem.

I think these are soldiers awards similar to the Soviet Excellent Soldier Awards.

It looks like these may have been gold plated or painted with some sort of gold colored paint.

Has anyone seen these before? I wonder how many exist in a complete set? 

I got a few more with sport images and will post them shortly.

v/r

Dat

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Most interesting, never seen the like before. I would have thought that they are Afghan Artillery unit prize medals. Anyone who has any other suggestions would be interested to hear.

Paul

 

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cabart13   

I am thinking that these were made for the Swiss military originally and then remade for the Afghan army by adding the military crest on the other side of the badge.

Dat

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Most probably adapted Swiss badges, I suspect the manufacture for Afghanistani purposes would have been in the 60's or later, late Zahir Khan period.

Paul

 

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Paul R   

Very interesting.  I am sorry that I have nothing of real value to add other than I've never seen anything like them before. 

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