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Title 4th Irish Dragoon Guards officer's 1848 pattern helmet plate centre
Nationality British
Period c 1848-71
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This regiment has an ancient lineage, being raised in 1685 as the 6th Horse, changing in 1690 to the 5th Horse, in 1746 to the 1st Irish Horse, and in 1788 to the present title. In 1922, it amalgamated with the 7th Dragoon Guards. The 1848 helmet was replaced in 1871 by the last pattern, a simplified version.

This is firegilt, die-struck brass and there is a 6mm dent at the top left-hand corner of the plate, which could be ironed out with careful treatment. It would appear to retain nearly all its original finish. There are two lugs on the reverse in the correct positions and both are original.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]

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