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Title Sabretache/pouch ornament
Nationality Romanian
Period c 1880s
Price £40.00

The motto (Nothing without God) and the reversed initials are from the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen family, one of whose princes, Carol (Charles), in 1866 became Prince of Romania. After independence from the Turks in 1877, he became the first King of Romania in 1881.

This probably came off an officer's cartridge pouch or a sabretache. It is die-struck in gilding metal (11.5 x 8.5cm) and it has perhaps 30% of its original gilt wash intact. There are three lead solder points on the reverse, now missing their pins, and there is one small break in the badge itself, on the lower curl of one of the Cs. Otherwise it is in excellent order.

Prov: from the J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. Pattern Book Archive, sold at auction by order of the National Army Museum, London.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Romanian : 19th Century]

testimonials

The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

Incredibly, I received your shipment today. Super fast delivery, I was expecting it on Saturday. The helmet was, as you said, 100%. The side cap is excellent also...

L T, USA, 08.06.2006

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