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Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo Silver Badge     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1755
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1906
Silversmith: Arthur Fenwick
Place: Birmingham
Price: R 2 500.00
Weight: 52 grams
Dimensions: 11.0 cm
Condition: Excellent. Enamel also perfect.

Description: An interesting antique silver Past Primo badge, from the Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) branch of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (Buffs). The badge is very ornate, with central Buffalo head, complete with horns and red cabochon eyes (not sure if these are rubies?). The head is surrounded by blue enamel belt buckle, Past - Primo, set on a very ornate and finely engraved background of scrolls and flowers. The badge is suspended from a scroll with Buffalo horn, engraved Rhodesia, with bar at the back for attachment to a ribbon. The badge is quite large and heavy, quite good quality. The back is engraved "Presented to Primo T. Longmore for Valuable Services Rendered 1907". The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark for Arthur Fenwick, who specialized in medallions, the suspension bar is also hallmarked. The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) was founded in 1822, and still exists today. It is similar to the Freemasons but is open in its practices, which are mostly charitable today. They were very active during both World Wars providing ambulances for the front lines. Antidiluvian means "before the flood", implying it is an ancient order.
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo Silver Badge
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo silver badge

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo Silver Badge
Past Primo Buffalo ROAB

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo Silver Badge
ROAB Rhodesia

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo Silver Badge
T Longmore Past Primo ROAB

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo Silver Badge
Arthur Fenwick Birmingham hallmarks

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo Silver Badge
Hallmarks suspension bar

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Rhodesia Past Primo Silver Badge
Past Primo silver badge - scale

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