Officer's Belt-Plate 1825-55

The belt-plate was worn on the middle of the white leather sword belt that officers wore over the right shoulder. The rectangular type replaced the oval plate c1825 and lasted for 30 years until 1855 when the tunic was taken on and swords were hung from a waist-belt.

The belt is gilded and seeded with a bevelled edge. The silvered star is laid on a gilt step and the central device of a thistle and motto is gold with green lacquering.

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by Stephen Luscombe