71st or Highland Light Infantry Officer`s Shoulder Belt Plate

A 71st or Highland Light Infantry Officers shoulder belt belt plate dating from the Crimea through to 1881, in very good condition. This pattern of shoulder belt plate was worn from the 1850`s through to the 1880`s.The matted back plate is gilded in dead gilt and has a bugle horn device and Arabic numerals for 71 on the obverse. The reverse is aged worn and shows evidence of some fire gilt overspill.
A very nice example of a scarce shoulder belt plate to the 71st HLI.