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Border Rifles Kelso Gold Shooting Fob Medallion - Corporal J Bennie Do Or Die Champion Cross, Kings Own Scottish Borderers     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11340
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1904
Silversmith: William Hair Haseler
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 320.00
Weight: 4 grams
Dimensions: 4 cm excluding ring
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An interesting and beautiful Border Rifles Kelso antique Gold Shooting Fob Medallion, awarded to Corporal J Bennie for "Do-Or-Die Champion Cross". The fob features crossed rifles on a heart shaped background, surrounded by an oval frame under a crown, the front is engraved "Border Rifles Kelso 1904", the back is engraved "Won By Corpl J. Bennie Do-Or-Die Champion Cross", The fob also has 3 round pellets to complete the decoration, and a suspension ring with link, which is also hallmarked for 9 carat gold. The hallmarks are clear, makers mark WHH, 9 and .375 nine carat gold standard marks, Birmingham anchor and date letter e for 1904. We believe this fob refers to the Kelso Company of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment, now part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. At the time this fob was awarded they had just returned from service in South Africa during the Boer war. Kelso is a Scottish border town in Roxburghshire, famous for Kelso Abbey. Sir Walter Scott attended school in Kelso, he described it as "the most beautiful if not the most romantic village in Scotland", so well worth a visit!
Border Rifles Kelso Gold Shooting Fob Medallion - Corporal J Bennie Do Or Die Champion Cross, Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Border Rifles Kelso Gold Shooting Fob Medallion

Border Rifles Kelso Gold Shooting Fob Medallion - Corporal J Bennie Do Or Die Champion Cross, Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Corporal J Bennie Do Or Die Champion Cross, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Border Rifles Kelso Gold Shooting Fob Medallion - Corporal J Bennie Do Or Die Champion Cross, Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Birmingham 1904 9 carat gold hallmarks

Border Rifles Kelso Gold Shooting Fob Medallion - Corporal J Bennie Do Or Die Champion Cross, Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Gold Shooting Fob Medallion

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