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Stock No. OC335

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Combined Services Staff College Pewter Tankard 1932 - Click for the bigger picture

Combined Services Staff College Pewter Tankard 1932

We believe this fine trophy to have come from the Defence Services Staff College which was established in India in the year 1905 as the Army Staff College at Deolali (near Bombay) but in 1907, it was relocated in Quetta (in present day Pakistan). On partition of the sub-continent, the Indian element moved to Wellington, Tamil Nadu in 1947. The tankard is finely engraved Staff College Squash Tournament 1932 and carries a Kings Crown, an owl and blow the Latin motto 'Tam Marte Quam Minerva'. In translation this means 'As Much by Mars as Minerva' which when interpreted the meaning is'As Much by War as by Wisdom. 'This crest was current in the period 1907-1947. When this was forwarded to Army HQ for approval, it was turned down as inappropriate and a new crest with a Hindi motto was asked for. Despite opposition it survived –and a very fine crest it is too! Our tankard was presented as a Squash Tournament prize back in 1932 but we have no idea who the lucky recipient was. In excellent condition, with minor age wear and marked to the base 'Manod Period, Sheffield and numbered 2348. 'Measures 4.75" high (12 cm) and is 1 pint capacity

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