54 Pins 2y
Paul Asger Andersen
Royal Marine's brass crossbelt plate. This was used both for decorative purposes and to join the two ends of the bayonet belt together. The cartouche belt would pass between the plate and the ends of the bayonet belt, and so the plate effectively kept the two crossbelts together, joining them where they crossed.
A RARE LATE 18TH C IRISH PROVINCIAL SILVER OFFICER'S SHOULDER BELT PLATE OF THE LOYAL BANDON LEGION Rectangular, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, garter belt around bearing the regimental title ''Loyal Bandon Legion'', the whole within a laurel wreath, twin hooks and pair of fixing studs to reverse, reverse centre stamped ''Sterling'', the makers mark ''SG'' for Samuel Green of Cork impressed above and below (no date letter, but circa 1798), 2.4 troy ounces.