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Title 4th Bombay Rifles cross belt plate, hallmarked silver
Nationality British Empire
Period 1889
Price £350.00

This fine silver badge (Birmingham hallmarked and maker marked for Hobson & Sons of Lexington Street, London W) was made for an Indian Rifle regiment with a most distinguished pedigree. Raised in 1775, in 1889 it became the 4th Regiment Bombay Infantry, in 1903 becoming the 104th Wellesley's Rifles.

This badge (9.1 cm from crown to base) is missing its securing bolts to the reverse, but is otherwise in fine condition, mounted with a guelphic crown in honour of the Rifle Brigade. It has all the battle honours you would expect for this regiment, the last one being for Kandahar (granted in the 1880s).

(In the photo, the backplate looks a little dark, but that is simply the lighting. It is in reality polished silver, as you would expect.)

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : British Empire : 19th Century]

testimonials

The helmet arrived the day before yesterday and I had a look at it today and everything looks perfect. You packed it up very well indeed. ... I've never seen him so thrilled with a gift!

H J, USA, 12.12.2008

I received the helmet plate yesterday, very pleased. Thank you.

R C, Ireland, 29.01.2008

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