1st Royal Tower Hamlets Militia Officer's helmet plate circa 1878-81.
A good scarce silvered example. Crowned star, mounted with laurel sprays and circlet 'THE KING'S OWN LIGHT INFANTRY'; black leather centre mounted with the Tower of London. Mounted on the base of the sprays, a strung bugle. Three loops to reverse. Minor service wear. VGC
Estimate: (£200 - £300)
Originally formed in Dalston in April 1860 but did not survive the year. New 1st formed in 1868 from various amalgamations with HQ at Robert Street, Hoxton.