A tiny soldier.

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In the excitement of finding my first two Roman coins (posted separately), this tiny soldier showed up. It appears to be made from some light alloy and it's so delicate I don't think it's from a toy. Could it be from a regimental hat badge? I've scrolled through hundreds of images on Pinterest and can't find anything remotely like it. So I have to admit - I'm stumped :? :?: If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be very happy.
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Strange that he is carrying what looks like a full scale sword.
Headwear reminds me of the German WW1 spiked Pickelhaube helmet and the backpack seems familiar to that era.
Just my thoughts, may be entirely wrong..
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At first glance I wondered if it was a whistle but they have a hollow piece running through them and yours looks solid. Very interesting and looks much earlier than the usual Victorian stuff. Like it :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Dave The Slave wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:43 pm Strange that he is carrying what looks like a full scale sword.
Headwear reminds me of the German WW1 spiked Pickelhaube helmet and the backpack seems familiar to that era.
Just my thoughts, may be entirely wrong..
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
Thanks Dave, Yes, I too thought the helmet looked unusual but thought it could be a pith helmet of the time of the Boer war when the uniform was still red and the officers carried swords. But the fact that he is shouldering a rifle is confusing. I didn’t think officers carried rifles. Also the sword hilt looks old not like an officer’s sabre. Confusing. :?
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:05 pm At first glance I wondered if it was a whistle but they have a hollow piece running through them and yours looks solid. Very interesting and looks much earlier than the usual Victorian stuff. Like it :thumbsup:
Thanks OG, yes he is solid and I agree that it does look a bit earlier than Victorian. An interesting one. :thumbsup:
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Sensorman wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:21 pm Thanks OG, yes he is solid and I agree that it does look a bit earlier than Victorian. An interesting one. :thumbsup:
Agree about the sword much earlier and more Heavy duty, like a knights sword.
Interesting !!
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