Buckle ID Please

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Buckle ID Please

Postby AlexReece » 14 Nov 2017 15:54

Hello Chaps

Victorian Indian General Service ?

I can see the VR but not last cypher ( I ? )

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Re: Buckle ID Please

Postby Frogsmile » 14 Nov 2017 17:51

Yes, I think it is VRI Alex. Victoria Regina Imperatrix, as you will no doubt know. I agree that it suggests India GS, but I do not have dress Regulations old enough to check for sure.
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Re: Buckle ID Please

Postby AlexReece » 14 Nov 2017 17:59

Frogsmile wrote:Yes, I think it is VRI Alex. Victoria Regina Imperatrix, as you will no doubt know.


Indeed Frogsmile always good to get another opinion, thank you.


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Postby AlexReece » 14 Nov 2017 23:15

Frogsmile wrote:Yes, I think it is VRI Alex. Victoria Regina Imperatrix, as you will no doubt know. I agree that it suggests India GS, but I do not have dress Regulations old enough to check for sure.


As we know some British Regts of foot used that style of imperial crown on collars, I think around 1870s - 1880s before the C reforms ? but it remained in use a few more decades later in India, making me think the clasp is Indian Pattern ?

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One detail makes me think a bit off track though and that's the obvious English oak tree leaves as used British line Regts, most period & later British Indian badges etc have a laurel leaf surround ?


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