Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
An Officer's Shoulder-Belt Plate, 82nd (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Regiment of Foot
a gilt-metal rectangular plate mounted as follows in white-metal and enamel, the mounts secured through holes in the plate and retained by pins on the reverse (original pins absent and replaced). The Prince of Wales's plumes, coronet and motto upon a domed blue enamel disc within a plain circlet, the whole centred upon an eight-pointed, burnished, rayed star with irregular points, the principal rays bearing the battle honours, reading clockwise from the top, PENINSULA, VIMIERA, PYRENEES, ORTHES, NIAGARA, NIVELLE, VITTORIA and ROLEIA; superimposed upon the star beneath the circlet, the burnished numeral 82. Two hooks and two studs on the reverse; 97mm x 78mm.
A shoulder-belt plate of this pattern is illustrated in Parkyn, op. cit. supra, No. 329, p. 204, and implied, p. 202, to be the pattern in use 1832-55.
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