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Old 10-05-24, 09:56 PM
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Default Ayrshire Yeomanry, Officers or S/NCO's, unusual

Hello all
I'd be interested please on people's thoughts on the attached badge.
I have been offered this badge, on first look I thought 'bingo' it's one of the bi metal Gaunt makers mark on slider badges I'm after, then I spotted the 'S', for silver plated, obviously the lions head.
This is most unusual, the rest appears to be gilding metal, not gilt, which you'd expect for an Officers badge, and also it's on a slider, I've seen a bi metal, as in WM and GM badge' with the same slider.
Hope someone can help to ID if this is an Officers pattern or S/NCO's please.
Many thanks for your time.
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Old 10-05-24, 10:25 PM
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Lovely badge,well constructed.
Answer to your question, I don't know ,totally out of area for me.
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Old 10-05-24, 11:31 PM
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There was this badge sold awhile ago. Not the same construction or markings. I can't say anything further as I don't know.
https://www.militariazone.com/empire...8#.Zj6t-nbMK3A

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Old 11-05-24, 06:54 AM
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Thank you chaps.
CB, yes, this is the badge I was referring to in my OP.
Thank you for putting up the link.
I'm pretty sure the die used for the Officers sil/gilt badges is used for the early bi metal badges, perhaps this is just an error, as the 'P' is on the die?

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Old 11-05-24, 10:08 AM
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Could 'P' be nickel plated??
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Old 12-05-24, 06:28 AM
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The P is generally accepted as the silver pieces on the badge are silver plated. 'S' would be sterling.
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