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Hi, im trying to establish if this item is associated with the Berkshire Yeomanry. It came with a collection of old and relatively scarce military badges so I had wondered if it was Berks Yeo

Peter

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Peter,

Certainly bears a resemblance to a Berkshire Yeomanry badge but a very strange metal and stone configuration and also there appears to be no method of affixing this item to anything!

The stone reminds me of those used in Scottish edged weapon hilts but this is of no help when trying to identify this piece.

What size is the badge please?

Regards Simon.

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Hello Simon, i was also puzzled by the lack of any obvious way of fixing it to something or hanging it from a chain

Its height is approx 41mm by 44mm in width

Best regards

Peter

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My intial reaction is '1920s jewellery' but I confess to knowing nothing about the Berks Yeomanry.  The lack of any fastening, or any obvious evidence that there was a fastener, now gone, is very puzzling indeed.

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Peter,

Sorry for replying some 3 years later... but I only just joined today and its my first post!

I think I can safely say this is not Berkshire Yeomanry, and not even militaria? I am very close to the Berkshire Yeomanry museum in Windsor and go there regularly. While it is similar in design to the Hungerford Star I have never seen jewellery like this.

The 8 pointed star is correct but the way it joins the crescent is wrong and

Similar to Hungerford Star is also used by Portsmouth Tram conductors and Portsmouth Police constabulary.

My guess would be more likely to be jewellery from Egypt, North Africa or even Turley?

Good hunting

Wayne

 

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Wayne

Welcome aboard.  We can always use another expert on one of the many many specialist topics which pop up here!

Thanks for the response.

Peter

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