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

Clearly European made, this badge (8cm tip of spear to bottom) is almost certainly by Gaunt's of London, in view of the provenance (see below). 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 only two lugs on the reverse (one having been broken off) and it is a die-struck piece from blackened gilding metal. Its condition is excellent except for the broken lug.

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]

testimonials

The parcel has well arrived. Thank you for the nice bayonet.

It goes well with my collection.

O Z, Germany, 09.03.2020

Received the Cap Cord this morning. Its lovely thanks very much ... you are certainly a man whose advice I have always taken notice of. Now I am registered on your site it will be a frequent visitor of mine... Thanks again for the cord Chris its great.

M C, UK, 25.01.2011

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