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Old 14-02-20, 05:07 PM
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Found this whilst metal detecting on a beach in Auckland New Zealand would really love to know what it is?
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Old 14-02-20, 08:09 PM
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Hello resik1, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 14-02-20, 08:17 PM
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Not very helpful in identifying what the badge actually is but the "LVIII" will indicate The 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot and the castle and motto will represent Gibraltar 1779-83 as a battle honour.
The 58th amalgamated with The 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot in 1881 to form The Northamptonshire Regiment.

A quick Google shows the the 58th serving in New Zealand1845-59.
In 1858 they were fire fighting in Auckland.

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Old 14-02-20, 08:31 PM
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I have a swagger stick to the 58th Regiment of Foot in my collection. It has the same insignia.
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Old 14-02-20, 09:03 PM
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Sounds a nice item.
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Old 15-02-20, 10:48 AM
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I think that it is a pagri badge as per my example.
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Old 15-02-20, 11:46 AM
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The swagger stick.
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Old 15-02-20, 01:41 PM
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The swagger stick.
A nice little item - do you think that "LVIII" and the Gibraltar amd Egypt battle honours would be used post 1881 amalgamation on such items by 2nd Bn Northamptonshire Regiment?
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Old 15-02-20, 03:58 PM
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A nice little item - do you think that "LVIII" and the Gibraltar amd Egypt battle honours would be used post 1881 amalgamation on such items by 2nd Bn Northamptonshire Regiment?
Possibly, but wouldn't it be unofficial?
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