The Adam Park Project


Indian Army ID Tag

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 03/09/004 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No 3 Adam Park Report No: Report No.19 Artifact Type: Badges Production Date: 2013-11-21 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 40mm x 35mm Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

An octagonal aluminium tag 40mm x 35mm in measurement. The plate was pierced by two 5mm holes. Careful cleaning revealed imprinted text. The text read ’23??84’ in 8mm text followed underneath by the 4mm tall letters ‘RIASC’. The RIA ID tag was seriously affected by corrosion that made the text difficult to read. The text itself had been stamped into the space between the holes in an ad hoc manner.There is the possibility of Hindu text written beneath this.

Historic Context:

The numbers refer to service number of the individual. The identity of the owner has yet to be determined.

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