13th Light Dragoons Victorian Officer's shako plate circa 1857-61.
A very fine, rare die-stamped rich fire-gilt example. Crowned Maltese cross with battle honours and 'LIGHT DRAGOONS' to the raised edges; silver hobnail inserts to each arm. To the mirror backed voided centre, within a strap 'VIRET IN AETERNUM', 'XIII'. Two original lead soldered iron loops to reverse. VGC
Estimate: (£400 - £600)
13th Light Dragoons took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade. Converted to hussars in 8.4.1861