A rare original brass slouch hat cap badge or shoulder title for the S.A.C., the South African Constabulary. It is distorted due to age and wear, and the pin is welded to the lugs! It has a beautiful patina.
The South African Constabulary was a paramilitary force set up in 1900 under British Army control to police areas captured from the two independent Boer republics of Transvaal and Orange Free State during the Second Boer War. The first Inspector-General was Baden-Powell, who later would set up the Scout movement. After hostilities ended in 1902 the two countries became British colonies and the S.A.C. became more of a police force. It was disbanded in 1908.