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Post by silverbug on August 26th 2019, 11:57 am

Hi,
I picked up this badge yesterday and bought it simply because it seemed well made and had a good weight to it , as well as being attractive!
The seller seemed to think it was a regimental badge and I had no reason to doubt him.
Now that I’ve had a chance to research it on the internet I really haven’t found out any more about it!
The motto “Quaesitum meritis” seems to have links with the hunting fraternity rather than with the military but that’s as far as I’ve got!
I’m rather surprised that I’ve found out so little about the badge, it seems really well cast and despite no markings on it I think it is silver....
Can anyone shed any light on this little badge please ?
Thanks!
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 26th 2019, 12:44 pm

Pity it's not hallmarked if it's silver. Would have given a date. Fox hunting pins are a thing and the Victorians loved their badges. As it's silver I would have thought = Victorian. C20th would have more likely been enamel.

Is that a swan ?

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Post by silverbug on August 26th 2019, 3:28 pm

Thanks for the info, you’ve given me food for thought!
Yes it looks like a swan with a crown half way down its neck and also a spiral of what I imagine is meant to be rope wrapped around the body ?
It’s a handsome piece and seems well made, which is why I’m quite puzzled that it seems so difficult to identify!
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