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Good scarce die-stamped white metal example. Guelphic crowned thistle sprays bearing Sphinx and China Dragon enclosing a mullet over a strung bugle . To the base, a two tier scroll inscribed “5TH VOLR. BATTN.”, “THE SCOTTISH RIFLES”. Three loops to reverse.
On 1st April 1897 the Battalion was disbanded as a result of the severe criticism by the Officer commanding 26th Regimental District on its discipline. Helmet replaced by the shako in 1892.