A good scarce die-stamped brass example. Crowned Maltese cross, lions between the arms, bearing circlet ‘BLOOMSBURY RIFLES’; strung bugle to voided centre. Three loops to reverse.
37th (St. Giles & St. George’s Bloomsbury) Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps raised in 1860; redesignated 19th Middlesex RVC in 1880; 1881 became a VB of the Rifle Brigade but without a change in title; merged with 1st Mx. RVC to become 9th (County of London) Bn. London Regt. (Queen Victoria’s) in 1908
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