Any idea what this is?

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by RCSignals, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Did they use it to brand thier soldiers?
     
  2. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Something from the Band or Pipes and Drums
     
  3. Occifer's horse brass thingy?
     
  4. I'm with 4(T) - Looks distinctly horsey :?
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Might possibly be a waistcoat chain - the sort of thing one slung across ones post-service tum with a watch on t'other end?
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Could it be an old regimental badge with chain from one of those Shako type hats that they wore in "Sharpe"?
     
  9. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Necklace for regimental mascot

    Goat or knowing the Aygylls more likely a sheep!