A circlet with a pebbled ground, inscribed in the upper half, ‘Herts Yeomanry’; in the lower half a laurel spray. In the centre a left facing deer (hart), one foreleg raised.
This example, brass, 24.6mm, maker mark Hobson & Sons London.
Above ‘Hertfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry’ Buttons. A Victorian crown within a garter inscribed Harts Yeomanry Cavalry. (Hartfordshire or ‘Harts’ is a generally obsolete spelling for the county.) Collector’s note: this design, despite the Victorian crown, was also used 1947-61.
These examples: Gilt 19.5mm by ‘J.R.Gaunt Ltd London’. Brass 19.5mm by ‘Jennens & Co. Ltd. London’ and 19mm and 14mm Silver versions by ‘Gaunt London’.
Above: white metal versions, 18.5mm backmark ‘Firmins Ld. London’, and a 16mm version by ‘J.R.Gaunt & Son Ld. London Eng.’