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    I believe this has a Victorian Border Regiment 3rd Btn. crest which I have also seen on a period letterhead. I have seen a picture of the same crest with identical lettering on an illustration of a Border Regiment Victorian officer’s dress belt buckle, so I guess that dates it to 1881 -1901. But does anyone know the use of this buckle? I thought maybe part of horse tack such as a bridle, or perhaps a fastening on a type of webbing such as a scabbard suspender from a belt?
    It measures 3cm x 6.25cm and appears to be made of steel, with traces of black enamel and gilding on it. Any ideas please?
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    The design is the Border Regiment in general, that is, all battalions not just 3rd.

    As for it's use, I don't think it's anything official, and certainly not part of a sword belt. I would tend to place it as a sweetheart/souvenir type item.

    Rob

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