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Old 12-01-20, 03:48 PM
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Default NRB ? can anyone identify ?

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This badge came from an old frame of mainly Boer War vintage badges. Can anyone recognise it ?
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Old 12-01-20, 04:19 PM
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Not sure Mike, but scroll looks more like PVRB than NRB
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Old 12-01-20, 08:20 PM
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Thanks, Stephan.
Never could decipher these running script initials.
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Old 12-01-20, 09:03 PM
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The crown is unusual.
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Old 12-01-20, 09:37 PM
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IVRB I would say, maybe?
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Old 13-01-20, 01:28 AM
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Crown looks European but if it comes from a Boer War collection, then possibly Dutch?

White metal I've always associated with "volunteers". Have you thought of entering various versions of the initials into....sigh....Google?
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That crown is referred to using various names such as Indian or Looped, but, it was commonly used on badges worn by both British Imperial and Colonial regiments and corps.

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Crown looks European but if it comes from a Boer War collection, then possibly Dutch?

White metal I've always associated with "volunteers". Have you thought of entering various versions of the initials into....sigh....Google?
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Old 13-01-20, 10:02 AM
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Could you show a photograph of the cipher itself please?


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Old 13-01-20, 11:59 AM
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Hi Frank and others
Here is a closer pic of the cypher. Not great but legible.
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Old 13-01-20, 12:15 PM
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I read PVRB .
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Old 13-01-20, 01:58 PM
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So, perhaps 'P..... Volunteer Rifle Battalion?
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Old 13-01-20, 04:40 PM
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Thank you, I would say that it is a pouch badge for the Natal Royal Rifles.

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Here is a closer pic of the cypher. Not great but legible.
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Old 13-01-20, 05:01 PM
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Found this Natal Royal Rifles pic.
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Old 14-01-20, 12:27 PM
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I don't see NRR there, their badges were generally quite easy to see the similarity between the 'R's but the end letter on this is totally different to the R, still looks like ?VRB to me. IVRB; SVRB; JVRB or even PVRB.
Indian Volunteer RB?
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Old 14-01-20, 04:03 PM
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I have seen a Victorian Indian badge to an Railway Battalion. I think that it sported a similar crown as suggested by Frank. Maybe it is one of those
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