A Russian brass bugle with a double-headed eagle embossed on side.
This bugle was part of a collection of assorted militaria collected by Edward Frederick Hemingway during his service with the British Army. Hemingway served in various theatres of war including the Crimea and New Zealand. It is said to have been recovered from the site of the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854. For more information see Scavenging and Skullduggery: The Hemingway Collection in Moffat, A. Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. Wellington, Huia, 2012, pp.27-32 . http://www.pukeariki.com/Heritage/Flashback.aspx
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