12th (Prince of Wales’s) Royal Lancers. horse brass with silver badge


12th Lancers badge in silver mounted on a heavy brass disc for use on horse furniture, 2¼ ins [57mm] diameter. The King’s crown badge has the standard crossed lances behind the Prince of Wales’s crest but has the sphinx representing an Egypt battle honour where the usual badges have the regimental numerals XII ,  This pattern is also to be found on the shabraque. There is an old solder repair to the reverse which seems to have somewhat altered the colour of the crown.       aug19/1

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