online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Zhob Levy Corps pouch badge, hallmarked silver
Nationality British Empire
Period 1903
Price £190.00

After the annexation of the Zhob District in Baluchistan (1889), the Zhob Levy Corps was raised and came under the control of an English officer (Major), who would have been posted as a Political Officer, not as their commandant (Political Officers were the forerunners of what later became the Indian Political Service).

Once the Zhob Levy Corps was reorganised in 1911 as Zhob Militia, it would probably have been given a British commandant. The badge, however, had changed in 1911 to that of a markhor (a species of mountain goat) upon the summit of a hill or mountain.

The badge is essentially a die-struck piece with Birmingham hallmarks for 1903. However, the central lettering has been hand engraved. The depth of the silver posts on the reverse would almost certainly indicate a pouch badge rather than a cross belt ornament. Its pverall condition is excellent.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British Empire : 20th Century]


Just to let you know that the kukri arrived today safe and sound, many thanks for sending it so quickly. I'm more than pleased with this kukri, I'm so glad I spotted it on your website as I don't think I've ever seen another one like it for sale anywhere.

Once again many thanks and I hope to do business with you again in the future.

D D, UK, 11.10.2014

Sword arrived today. Fabulous. This is an excellent example of a fighting sword of its period, and a real gem. The 1828 Pattern is such a gorgeous sword, and this is a fine example. Even my bride is impressed and she doesn’t really get swords.

G F, New Zealand, 06.11.2013