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Old 20-01-16, 06:01 PM
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Default unknown Chinthe badge

Burmese? prongs on the rear for fastening. Any ideas?
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Old 21-01-16, 03:10 PM
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I'd guess modern Burmese, but that's an off the cuff guess. Later I'll see if I can find any evidence!
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Old 21-01-16, 05:17 PM
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Thanks Peter , this one seems to have some age to it but I had not seen bend over wires on an Indian or Burmese badge before. The other thing I found curious is that the Chinthe appears to be pushing over the pillar , the badge does not appear to be bent. Kevin
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Old 22-01-16, 03:07 AM
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Not necessarily be a badge.

Might be a decoration for a door handle, jewellery box etc.. while i was in Burma (wasn't collecting badges or medals then) I saw Chinthes on all sorts of things..
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Old 22-01-16, 06:57 AM
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looks like it is made just like a badge found on horse fittings, ie lead with a wire fitting and brass plated.
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Old 22-01-16, 07:45 AM
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Keep looking at it, not even sure its a Chinthe now as have never seen one with raised leg. It is cast brass with a tin like plate similar to some Indian badges. China? Kev
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Old 22-01-16, 02:29 PM
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I agree that the wire fixtures are odd. That was what prompted my notion that it's post-47, as I've seen a few more modern badges, sand cast, with thin metal 'pins' cast onto the back, clearly meant to be bent over [once] to asten them to cloth.

OTOH, Khyber and Norfolk Reg't may be correct. I didn't find anything like it in the few IA books I have on badges.
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