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How many of these can you identify?

Postby museumtom on Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:15 pm

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Re: How many of these can you identify?

Postby Nerva on Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:29 pm

Well the two on the left look like they're Pretzel dies, the two on the right look like Germanicus slaying Ambiorix :lol: ok ok, I know I'm wrong, Ambiorix got away :D

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Re: How many of these can you identify?

Postby bannerman on Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:16 pm

The two pretzl ones on the left as Martin Calls them are dies for a cap badge and collar dog for the South Staffordshire regiment. The one with the bugle and knot below them is Ox and Bucks Light Infantry collar dog (Id be interested in that one Tom) The one with the Maltese cross is the Derbyshire Regiment - later the Notts & Derby's (a.k.a. the Sherwood foresters) They were the rigiment that suffered the most casualties in the 1916 Rising and carried out the executions at Kilmainham Jail. - Ive just noticed the centre of it is blank where the deer should be because the deer faces in different directions on the left and right collar dogs so there were obviously two other dies used for that. The one with the lamb is presumably the Queens regiment and the one with the crown and eagle is presumably Royal Flying Corps or R.A.F.

Mock Vaughan or Andy Flood might be able to identify a few.

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