Irish Clare Militia Victorian Officer's waist belt clasp c1856-81

Irish Clare Militia Victorian Officer's waist belt clasp c1856-81

Code: 21115

£485.00 Approx $613.92, €565.93
 

Fine rare nickel silver interlocking example with matching number 9 to each half. Circlet inscribed CLARE MILITIA; seeded centre mounted with crowned Maid of Erin Harp. Universal pattern rococo ends.
1793 raised at Clare Castle, Enniskillen; destined to become 3rd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1881 however 26.4.1882  converted to artillery as 7th Bde, South Irish Division RA; redesignated Clare Artillery 1.7.1889.