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Title Cap badge
Nationality Thai
Period c 1890-1910
Price £75.00

This is clearly a European made badge (8cm tip of spear to bottom); in view of the provenance (see below), almost certainly by Gaunt's of London. The crossed rifles would appear to represent a pair of Martini-Henrys, so it's no surprise that, if they were buying Martinis from the British, their military badges were being made in London as well.

It is possible that this is a Cambodian badge. Presumably, either way, the crossed rifles signify that it is an infantry badge.

There are three lugs on the reverse and it is a die-struck piece from gilding metal. Its condition is excellent except that the point of the spear at the top of the badge has been distorted with age, though not broken.

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 : Thai : 19th Century]

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Just to let you know that the kukri arrived today safe and sound, many thanks for sending it so quickly. I'm more than pleased with this kukri, I'm so glad I spotted it on your website as I don't think I've ever seen another one like it for sale anywhere.

Once again many thanks and I hope to do business with you again in the future.

D D, UK, 11.10.2014

Hi Chris, medals arrived safely and I am very pleased, will leave a mention for you on a military collectors forum and hopefully you may pick up some business.

Once again thank you.

Wayne Sinnot, UK, 04.08.2005

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