With the establishment of the Irish Free State, the old Dublin Metropolitan Police continued to serve in Dublin City and were only “re-badged” in 1922. The new Póiliní Átha Cliath served in the Dublin Metropolitan area until 1925 when the force came under the jurisdiction of the Gardaí.
This original buckle dates from the 1922-25 period. It has a central Three Castles device and is surrounded by the words” Póiliní Átha Cliath”.
A superb example, probably the finest I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. Totally original and comes form a very old collection.