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Old 23-02-21, 02:20 PM
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Default ERITREA POLICE CAP BADGE

Opinions on this one please gents! It's 50mm wide and appears a locally made cast brass badge. It has a cracking patina and has unusual brass wire lugs.
Is it a good 'un? or just a well made fake!
Many thanks in advance.
Colin
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Old 23-02-21, 06:29 PM
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Opinions on this one please gents! It's 50mm wide and appears a locally made cast brass badge. It has a cracking patina and has unusual brass wire lugs.
Is it a good 'un? or just a well made fake!
Many thanks in advance.
Colin
Hi Colin

It is difficult to say as I do not have one like this in my collection, however having the title in relief is in it's favour as the fakes I have seen look to have the title engraved. I'm not convinced it is a cap badge, it looks more like images I have seen of the collar badges worn in facing pairs which are much more stylised than the cap badges I have (example attached).

*Having actually measured mine, all c.50mm across, I'd agree it is more likely to be a cap badge, so discount my comments re. collar badges.*

I would be interested if it is available for sale.

All the best

Graham
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