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Irish. 89th Foot (Princes Victoria’s) glengarry badge circa c1874-81

£280.00 Approx $348.69, €325.58

Code: 20944

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.