I am no collector of WW1 items and certainly surprised myself when I picked up a pair of WW1 helmets recently. With the M15 Adrian the seller included some odd bits and bobs and one of these extra items is what I assume is a clip off of a uniform or section of kit of some sort. The 9 holes would make for some sturdy attachment to whatever it was a part of so I assume it was expected to carry some weight.
It was found in the region of Château-salins about 100km from Verdun. I think it is of brass construction but I don't want to polish it to find out, I like the mud remains and patina/rust.
I assume it's French? The twin tailed Lion must have a significance but as a non collector of such items I am in the dark on this.
Thanks in advance for any light that can be shone on this subject for me.