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Old 06-10-18, 06:50 PM
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Default 2nd Bengal Lancers collar?

Hi all,

Can this be a collar badge of 2nd Bengal Lancers? It's post to be made of silver but unfortunately no hallmarks.

I tried internet but not much in there. Are these badges rare and worth to pick up or common enough? Not my main area of interest but I never say no a good badge that gives me a learning option.

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Old 06-10-18, 07:40 PM
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On the basis that the identical design was used on their buttons then I would say yes, 2nd Bengal Lancers.

As to originality, rarity etc I do not know.

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Old 07-10-18, 10:42 AM
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Hi there - according to Nath's definitive book on the Indian Cavalry - "Only officers wore this particular badge sometime between 1895 and 1903. It was also worn as a collar badge. Both Silver and Bronze examples have been seen"

Its illustrated in his book P42 ( C1.7.10 ) - Regards Tim
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Old 07-10-18, 12:35 PM
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Thank you so much for the information!
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Here is an example of a 2nd Lancers shoulder title from about the same period.
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Old 08-10-18, 06:41 PM
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Two better photos:



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Appears to be a collar, with modifications done to wear as a brooch. The one I have is die struck and not cast as this one appears to be.
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Good eye, Piffer! I'd missed the fact that it is cast.
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Old 10-10-18, 07:20 PM
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What is the size of the badge? Could it be a brooch? the size will tell. Normally these badges were die struck.
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