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Old 01-12-20, 01:26 PM
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Hello everyone.

Could somebody please identify this? It seems to be made of lead/similar and can be easily bent. The rear appears to have glue remnants.

Any information gratefully accepted as I have had it for a while and unsure about its use.

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Old 13-12-20, 01:59 PM
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Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this?

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Old 14-12-20, 01:27 AM
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Difficult to say, Mark, ..maybe the top of a tin box or belt buckle. I have the badge.
It might be the die, but then it would have to be very hard I think and not easily bent. Is it aluminium? Maybe just give it a light rub and it might look better than it does now.
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I wonder if it could be a template / die for making sand cast badges. Maybe made from a genuine badge for casting new stock?
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Old 14-12-20, 05:31 PM
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Thank you Khyber and Alex. Much appreciated.

My initial thoughts were a die of some sort. It's pliable, not aluminium and accurately depicts the actual badge, so it might indeed be a die. I've seen a Russian belt badge of similar material. Perhaps it was for horse/camel bridlewear/pouch decoration?
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Could it be from a letter press used for embossing note paper?
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Old 15-12-20, 10:20 AM
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I think it is a lead casting used for quality control and approval.
Such castings are made after engraving the die and before hardening it.
For a sandcasting one would use an original badge.
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Old 15-12-20, 04:43 PM
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Thank you High Wood and btns. Very helpful and some highly possible uses.

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