20th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteers Victorian OR's helmet plate 1880-1908.
Good scarce die-stamped blackened brass crowned 'MR' cypher with '20' on 'ARTISTS' over Maltese cross. Mounted oval centre bearing conjoined heads of Mars and Minerva and 'CUM MARTE MINERVA'.
Two of three loops VGC
Estimate: (£100 - £150)
Designed by J.W. Wyon. Unit raised as 38th Middlesex RV, renumbered 20th in 1880. 1908 28th County of London (Artists Rifles). 1947 became 21 Special Air Service (Artists).