This is a very nice badge and it has two long lugs on the reverse. The badge is die struck from brass and it has an attractive dark patina.
This is a King’s crown version of the badge. Struck from a single piece of brass, it comprises a Maid of Erin, shamrocks and has a scroll at bottom which reads “8th (irish) Bn The King’s Regiment L.Pool”
A good original badge, probably World War Two era but could be much earlier.