It's no good i'm afraid. It appears to be based on the RS flat back fake, no cut outs and the obverse side matches with the skull, sword, leaves and short nosed left hand snake ( a common failing on most bad one's) all being rubbish.
The reverse is odd though as the fakers have attempted to make the back look like a half hollow back type in the Juncker style, but have failed miserably, there's no cut outs for a start, all genuine semi hollow backs had them. The rear set up is also pure fantasy....Everything about this badge is just wrong!
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Thank you Ned.
As for the cut outs : I saw a semi hollow back without cut outs at Weitze. This would some kind of type 1 badge...