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Title 17th Lancers veteran's buttonhole, unhallmarked silver
Nationality British
Period c 1930
Price £50.00

The 17th Lancers gained eternal fame in the Charge of the Light Brigade, along with other Light Cavalry regiments, but their use of the skull and crossbones as an emblem goes back to the 18th century. According to King & Kipling's Head-Dress Badges of the British Army vol. 2, this exact design was a sealed pattern of 30th July 1927.

The badge is just over 3cm across the crossbones and appears to be a die-struck silver badge, which, however, is unhallmarked. Its condition is excellent.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]

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