A 66th or Berkshire Regiment of Foot Officers Belltop Shako Plate
A very rare officer’s 66th or Berkshire Regiment of Foot Belltop Shako Plate worn between 1829 and 1844. On the universal fire gilt star plate sits a silver plated (white metal) Maltese cross. On each of the four edges of the arms are the following battle honours clockwise Talavera, Vittoria, Albuhera, and Nivelle. In the centre of the cross is a circlet inscribed Orthes, Douro, Pyrenees, and Nive. In the centre the Arabic numerals 66 within a laurel wreath and the battler honour Peninsula.