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Australian shell casing
Australian shell casin  
I recently came across this shell casing and would like some info on it if you have any please.  
It has the Australian Commonwealth Military Firces badge seal on top third of the casing.  Across the bottom third, there is a banner, approx 3/8" wide, in cap letters, strung together, spelling AUSTRALIA.  And, on the bottom, the following numbers, S, next to a 9' which is over a 17.. As if in a fraction.

What you have is commonly called trench art.  Soldiers would use left over shell casing to make items to send home to friends and family.  This might be a Krupp 9 pound shell casing; not 100 percent sure.  If you can get me the measurement of the base and a picture of the base that might help.  

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