Anyone ID this badge?

#1
My mate has found this badge type thing whilst out with the metal detector can anyone ID it? I'm assuming it's medical I've asked him to get a better full sized pic of it

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I'm not sure if it's something like below?
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#7
I have a statue of "Jimmy" that has a detachable Caddues that is very similar to this one.
 
#8
If the lead soldier was dug up as well, that can be dated to the early 1930's. I only know that because my Grandfather had an identical set when he was a kid. Might help to date the rest of the find. Are the coins not dated?
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#13
No but it seems you have one for a brain
You're right. But I have the patience of a saint.

You admit that the photo is shit, and you're waiting for a better one. Why didn't you wait a little longer and start this thread when you got a photo that hasn't been taken with an oxo cube?
 
#15
I`m erring towards Roman, the coin on the top left has what could be a Roman head on it, might be worth trying to date that. The tin soldier might be a red herring.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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#17
The more I look at it the more I think, Roman Caduceus. Got any context for it, or any details on the coins?
Glad you said that - it looks very similar to bronze jewellery in my local museum, all of which has impeccable Roman credentials. I can't work out whether the coin at the top is possibly Roman or just a badly bashed and discoloured piece of yank currency. If the photo hadn't been taken with a Box Brownie, it might have been possible to be more helpful.

Here's a photo of the sort of thing I'm talking about:
 

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#19
I`m erring towards Roman, the coin on the top left has what could be a Roman head on it, might be worth trying to date that. The tin soldier might be a red herring.

No, the tin soldier is a tin soldier. The camera was a herring. But you could be right on the coin. The head looks like Diocletian, the Emperor who brought us Op Grapple.
 
#20
I can't work out whether the coin at the top is possibly Roman or just a badly bashed and discoloured piece of yank currency.
Judging from their relative sizes, I'd guess 1d, 3d, 6d and farthing. And if the 3d is indeed a twelve-sided version, that narrows the age down quite considerably. That could be QE2 on the penny.
 

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