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Old 29-07-20, 11:30 AM
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Default Burmese Chinthe Brooch

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Just picked this up from eBay as I have an interest in all things Burmese, but my question is might it have been military rather than just a fancy brooch?
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Old 29-07-20, 11:42 AM
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Hi Folks

Just picked this up from eBay as I have an interest in all things Burmese, but my question is might it have been military rather than just a fancy brooch?
Regards
Sean
I too had my eye on this and meant to put in a bid at the last minute yesterday but forgot as I was caught up with work.

It is a chinthe for sure but the 'face' is a little different from the ones we usually see.. I thought it might be the central part of a 90 Punjabis badge. If you see on the reverse there is some indication that something was attached to it and filed off.. but you did well to get it very cheap I think for 14 gbp
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Old 29-07-20, 11:52 AM
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Here is the badge..
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Old 29-07-20, 11:57 AM
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Thanks for the quick response, yes this is the sort of thing I was thinking of or maybe a pipers brooch of some sort?
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Old 29-07-20, 12:20 PM
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I thought the same, 90th Punjabis badge as you can see where the screw posts were, but on checking mine the screw posts are in a different position. See photo

The pin fittings are after market civilian fittings and not military, so were put on later in its life.

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Old 29-07-20, 01:44 PM
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There are many variants with slight differences in the chinthe of the 90 Punjabis badge..I'm almost certain this was part of a pouch/piper's badge...the brooch fitting us evidently a later addition.
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