I'm a Soba, a people directly related either to king David or the Levites, My ancestors then were known as Abasuba(Throwers like king David sling) or Makuria(Feed/farmers) or Kuraiza(Feeders) from Jerusalem/Palestine(Suba/Tsuba city) renown for pottery, earthware, spices,deviners, brew making, rain makers and different stuff. First our ancesters fled west to ...
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The arms on the sword are rather familiar looking.
Here is a link to an image of the coat of arms of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
It has a similar design to the one ...
More images would be useful to be sure, but to me this part of the guard awfully looks like the sword was made using die casting (and it was poorly done so, at that):
Best I can recollect this type of stuff wasn't even possible until the late 19th century when foundries could achieve heat strong enough that you could actually melt steel.
(Another tell in ...
He was clearly was an officer of the infantry given the sleeves, hat and sword. From the sleeves, he looks to be a Lieutenant (or possibly a 2nd Lieutenant, it's hard to tell whether he has one or two gold braids on the sleeve).
You are correct about the time period, the uniform he is wearing were worn from about 1900 to 1913
I have an initial clue, which may just add to the mystery. Looking for a source, I included medieval woodcut in my search and came up with this image:
If you do an image search for this, you will find it credited as '19th century fac-simile of a 16th century woodcut'. Indeed, the wikimedia page lists a source as a 19th century book,
Source Paul ...
I believe it was manufactured to be that style, An actual flight jacket wouldn't have a design with an airman posing with his hand in his pocket and something slung over his shoulder. A bunch of similar jackets here.
I won't try to speak for the rest (another answer seems to be putting a lot of work into that), but it appears the green cloaked figures are meant to be representations of Imam Husayn and his family, who are early holy figures in the Shi'a Islam sect prevalent in Iran, also known as the People of the Cloak.
Quoting MENA* consultant @Weddady from Twitter:
The website apparently originating this image has a fuller/bigger version of it:
From that we can conclude a few things:
The helmet wearing people are 'old warriors'. Since they are not even showing a face it stands to reason that the prophet himself and Ali are either meant or alluded to (a really strict observance of rules would even forbid that what ...
I agree with Kobunite, but by a different route. I can't make out the cap badge well enough to identify it positively, but the collar badges are either Royal Artillery or Royal Engineers, which are quite similar. The cap badge definitely isn't Royal Artillery, which looks like this:
So he's Royal Engineers. The uniform is that of a commissioned officer: the ...
Starting with the regiment - looking at the cap badge (see below), I believe that he was in the Corps of Royal Engineers.
The uniform appears to be that of a commissioned officer, however the exact rank will be difficult as the British Army wears rank insignia on the shoulder boards and sleeves.