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A good scarce die-stamped brass example comprising a strap inscribed “Princess Victoria’s” surmounted by her Coronet with tasselled cap; “89” to centre; on the tail of the strap, the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. To reverse, brass loops North and South (KK 561)
Under Cardwell’s reforms, the 89th became 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers on Friday 1st July 1881.