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Title Saxon Weimar-Eisenach infantry helmet plate
Nationality German
Period c 1870
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This plate (12cm W), worn on a picklehaube, was introduced in 1861/2. In 1867, the regiment (raised in 1702) became the 5th Thuringen Infantry Regt (No 94 in the Prussian Army List); thus this plate was worn for a fairly limited period as, on its absorption into the Prussian Army, a variant of the Prussian line regiment eagle was worn instead.

One of the lugs is missing at the back and two small holes have been punched in its place. There is some minor wear and tear to the points, but, generally speaking, the piece is in quite good shape. It is of two-piece construction, the centre being brass while the star is white metal.

It is a very rare helmet plate, but priced according to the damage.

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[Militaria : Badges : German : 19th Century]

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