A 65th ( Yorkshire North Riding ) Regiment of Foot Officer`s Shoulder Belt Plate
A scare officer’s gilt shoulder belt plate to the 65th or Yorkshire North Riding regiment of foot circa 1830 through 1855.
The plate comprising a fire gilt rectangular burnished back plate upon which rests silver ( white metal ) ornaments in the form of a crouching tiger with a scroll inscribed INDIA above and another with ARABIA below. The top of the plate is surmounted with a silver crown and at the bottom of the plate the Arabic numerals for 65.
The plate is in very good condition with virtually all the detail intact on the silver ornaments which is rare to find. The plate is crisp other than one or two slight indentations on several of the corners. The reverse shows nice age tones and still retains its old leather liner to prevent staining the white buff shoulder belt.
Very nice condition for age 8/10