A 3rd Royal Surrey Militia Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate

A very scarce officer`s 3rd Royal Surrey Mililtia Regiment shoulder belt plate.

The shoulder belt plate comprises a silver plated back plate on which rests a silver ( white metal ) eight pointed hobnail cut star . Within an oak leaf wreath is a voided strap with the words 3rd Royal Surrey Reg which is fielded by a rich royal blue enamel background.

The wreath is toppped by a Queen Victorian Crown and in the centre is a VR cypher on a silver plated burnished dome. The plate is in good condition for its age with some minor damage to the blue enamel and slight wear on the high points of the wreath and crown. The majority of its original fire gilt is missing but overall a very pleasing and a scarce shoulder belt plate.