This Vintage Border Regent Silver Brooch celebrates the Battle of Arroyo dos Molinos.This is a wonderful and pretty complicated silver medal, brooch. It states on the center of the pin it is from 1811, the Battle of Arroyo dos Molinos. The very center has a dragon and the word China. There is red enamel present in the center. The top portion of which has chipped away. The line is so clean at first I thought it was made this way but I now believe it's chipped. The border regiment was is still is an active duty part of the British military. They have served in many, many of the wars and battles of British history. One of the most recent being in Northern Ireland. I can find no mention of Iraq or Afghanistan. In 1811 they were known as the Kings regiment. Now they are the Queens. The following is information from Wikipedia about the time frame this brooch came from: "The Battle of Arroyo dos Molinos took place on 28 October 1811 during the Peninsular War. An allied force under General Rowland Hill trapped and defeated, a French force under General Jean-Baptiste Girard, forcing the latter's dismissal by the Emperor Napoleon. " The brooch is silver. There is no mark as to metal content. I do think the back is sterling. It has an early c-style clasp. The clasp holds strongly, it's not wobbly at all.
DIMENSIONS: 2" long x 1 ¾" wide max
CONDITION: Ready to wear and enjoy or give as a gift to your hero