Probyn’s Horse, 18mm brass button


A rather polished example of the smaller 18mm other ranks button of Probyn’s Horse. The bras button has the backmark  J R GAUNT, LONDON. The distinguished regiment was first raised by Dighton Probyn during the Indian Mutiny [in which conflict he won a Victoria Cross]. It’s name survives today as the senior cavalry regiment in the Army of Pakistan

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