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Old 30-04-21, 04:43 PM
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Default Unknown Scottish Badge

Hopefully a learned friend can identify the attached badge, when I zoom into the picture it appears to show the writing "The Royal Scots", the badge design is the same as the RS but it's the centre that has me stumped.

I have been searching the net for answers and drew a blank. Help

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Made for collectors as a fantasy design and never issued.
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Made for collectors as a fantasy design and never issued.
Thanks for the info, it is part of a group of badges that I am waiting on will post a better picture when I get them.

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Hi Allan O,

Can you elaborate a bit more detail on your reply Please. When you as it was never issued, who would have issued it and to who, if it was a fantasy to what purpose was it serve?

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Is the central device supposed to represent Pontius Pilate ?

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Is the central device supposed to represent Pontius Pilate ?

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Peter, it is Pontius Pilate, one of the Royal Scots nicknames was Pontius Pilates bodyguard. I have seen 2 or 3 of these over the years.
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As I said it was not an official design but made commercially to sell to collectors.
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Alan,
In light of your response, do we know who produced it (Maker period etc), you say it was produced for collectors, does anyone else on the forum have a similar example?

Gerry
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Have you enter images of this badge ? front and back.
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Alan,
In light of your response, do we know who produced it (Maker period etc), you say it was produced for collectors, does anyone else on the forum have a similar example?

Gerry
Hi Gerry
As said the badge is a fantasy piece based on the Royal Scots famous nickname, so I’d say made as a item for maybe old soldiers of the regiment as a lapel badge or similar ( just an educated guess )also it’s got the red central backing as worn by the 1st battalion Royal Scots if that’s got any bearing on anything?? as to when made I don’t know , I’ve seen similar badges and pieces over the years, if you ( if you haven’t already) type in Pontius Pilate in the search box there are a few threads on the subject.

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I think I remember the badge the subject of this thread appearing many years ago.
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