Irish Westmeath Rifles Militia Victorian glengarry badge c1874-81

Irish Westmeath Rifles Militia Victorian glengarry badge c1874-81

Code: 21058

£285.00 Approx $355.81, €336.88
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Good scarce die-stamped brass (originally blackened) crowned curled bugle horn with shamrock to centre, all resting on straight tri-part Gaelic scroll. Three loops.
Raised in 1793 at Mullingar as Westmeath Militia, redesignated Westmeath Rifles in 1855 and became 9th Bn. Rifle Brigade on 1st July 1881.