Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by RCSignals, Dec 8, 2005.
Sweetheart necklace? Oversized watch fob?
Did they use it to brand thier soldiers?
Something from the Band or Pipes and Drums
Occifer's horse brass thingy?
I'm with 4(T) - Looks distinctly horsey
Just checking with a work mate whos an ex argyll - he reckons its an old - pre first world war - cap badge - have a look at the crown in the top middle - that is still on the current badge but its a much cruder casting (compared to this one) and also the new one has a thistle at top centre rather thant the fleur de lys which this one has - he thinks its an old badge which has been turned into a pendant or such like - any size indication as may be a miniature - he assures me t hat the argylls badge is the largest in the british army - anyway hes on the case so well have an answer soon.
Might possibly be a waistcoat chain - the sort of thing one slung across ones post-service tum with a watch on t'other end?
Don't think it's Horsey as it would need attachments either side and top (maybe bottom).
Don't think it's a badge as the twisted loop above the Fleur-de-lys looks part of the original casting.
So, it was designed to dangle. Sporran or decanter perchance ?. Size would help, also an impression of the strength of the chain - e.g. ornamental.
Could it be an old regimental badge with chain from one of those Shako type hats that they wore in "Sharpe"?
Necklace for regimental mascot
Goat or knowing the Aygylls more likely a sheep!
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