The Essex Regiment Officer's helmet plate circa 1901-14.
A very fine gilt example. Crowned star mounted with oak sprays and Garter, the black velvet centre with silver Sphinx on three tower Castle and Key with 'MONTIS INSIGNIA CALPE' scroll below. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a silver tri-part scroll 'THE ESSEX REGT'. Three loops to reverse. VGC
Estimate: (£300 - £400)