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Hi gents,

a friend of mine got this badge and asked me for help.

Because of the hallmarks I think it is British.

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What is missing, how old is it and for what was it used?
Every help appreciated.

Kind regards
Andreas

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Hi Andreas......

This looks like an Indian or Far Eastern pouch plate.......  I cannot get at my books right now to find out which one...... 

It is sterling silver and hallmarked for 1898 made in Birmingham......

Mike

 

Edited by QSAMIKE

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I'm guessing The Burma Rifles (1917-1948).  They had a male peacock in their cap and collar badges.  But if it's dated to 1898, then there's no way

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It also has a Guelphic crown, as used by The Rifle Brigade until 1910 and adopted again in 1955-1966.  What Indian regiment was aligned with The Rifle Brigade in the 19th century?

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Cheers, Dan.

Edited by Dan M

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I suspect the secret of the identity is contained in whatever bit of the badge - now missing - is represented by the slot in the bottom face, which presumably originally held a cipher or numeral. :(  I wonder whether another unit than the Burma Rifles would also have adopted the  peacock emblem, so I tend to believe it is a 70th badge, but possibly for a band or some other use wherein a deliberately anachronistic useage.

My tuppence worth.

 

Edited by peter monahan

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