22nd Punjab N I, large sized officer’s 26mm button


A very good Victorian 26mm example of a 22nd Punjab NI officer’s gilt button with queen’s crown. The button appears to pre-date 1886 when the term Native was dropped from the title of infantry regiments. The back mark is JENNENS & Co, LONDON. The button retains the great majority of its original gilding with just a little rubbing to the high points of the design. The 22nd was formed in 1857 as part of the Punjab forces fighting the rebels of that year. Two of its companies were formed of Sikhs. The regiment became part the 2nd Punjab Regt in the 1922 reforms.  SOLD 23rd October 2021