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Ottoman Military Button?

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I just received a lot of 3 WWI military buttons, and I'm wondering if this one is Ottoman.

Thank you,

Paul

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The Kenyan KIng's African Rifles used to have Arabic numerals on their button for the different Regiments. Mervyn

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Thank you Mervyn. Would the KAR have had buttons made in Paris? I know some Ottoman buttons were made by a French firm. I also wonder about the possibility of Algerian or Moroccan troops?

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Hello Paul,

I'd say the largest button photo show a button with the number 2 on it, this is off the top of my head but a quick internet check should confirm this (I hope).

So would this be the 2nd Regiment?

A nice find.

Regards

Brian

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Hi Brian,

Yes, an internet search shows it to be an arabic 2.

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Found it! I am so excited to find out that this is a button of the 2nd Imperial Guard Infantry Regiment! (I googled ottoman 2nd regiment button, and clicked images).

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Well done - a nice find. Always very satisfying when a search has good results. Mervyn

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