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2nd (Southampton) Hampshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian helmet plate


Code: 20780

A good scarce OR's die-stamped white metal example circa 1880-85. Crowned star bearing laurel sprays and strap inscribed  “2nd Hants. Rifle Volunteers”; voided centre bearing shield charged with Crown and Rose (from Arms of Southampton). Three loops to reverse
HQ at Southampton. Became a VB of the Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881; redesignated 2nd VB on 18th August 1885.