A 2nd Dragoon Guards ( Queens Bays) Officer`s 1871 Helmet Plate

A scarce Victorian officers helmet plate for the 2nd Dragoon Guards or Queens Bays 1871 pattern heavy cavalry helmet.
The silver ( white metal, not hallmarked but probably sterliing silver ) twelve pointed hobnail star has a gilt oval garter starp withh the words Honi Soit Qui Maly Pense beautifully cut out sitting on blue enamel work.
In the centre is a silver VR cypher on red enamel which has bee placed on an engined turned silver disc.
The reverse shows a cast silver star with various screw thread and wire fixings to attach the plate to the helmet.
Part of a large collection of 1871 helmet plates that willl be listed over time.

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