A Senior NCO’s Albert Shako Helmet Plate circa 1854

A scarce Non Commissioned Officer’s Royal Artillery Helmet plate for Albert pattern Shako circa 1854. An eight pointed star in rich fire gilt with the Royal Arms and below a field gun. Above the gun is is a ribbon scroll inscribed Ubique and below the gun is a further scroll inscribed Quo fas et Gloria.
The plate is in very good condition and retains virtually all its original fire gilt. The reverse is darkened from age and shows good gilt overspill, a comforting sign of authenticity.