Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy


Australian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - CopyAustralian Squadron Other Ranks' Headdress Badge - Copy
The copy in Figures 259 has a coppery appearance and is a poor quality die-struck badge with north-south loops which are footed. The loops are often positioned east-west on copy badges.
 
Figure 259: A copy of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1375) in gilding metal with north-south loops. 

A comparison of the close-up of the head and jaw bones on the genuine badge shown in Figure 257 and the copy in Figure 259 shows them to be much broader on a genuine badge than on an example of a copy.  

Figure 260: Close-up of a genuine example (upper) and a copy (lower) of the ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) Other Ranks headdress badge (KK 1375).