13th Light Dragoons Victorian OR's shako plate circa 1857-61.
A good restored die-stamped brass example. Crowned hobnail Maltese cross with battle honours and 'LIGHT DRAGOONS' to the raised edges. To the centre, XIII in a strap 'VIRET IN AETERNUM'. Two original lead soldered iron loops to reverse. Crown replaced by one from 1878 helmet plate, one tip AF otherwise GC
Estimate: (£150 - £200)
13th Light Dragoons took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade. Converted to hussars in 8.4.1861