A 59th or (Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot Officer’s Belltop Shako Plate
A very rare officer’s 59th or Nottinghamshire Regiment of Foot belltop shako plate worn between 1829 and 1844. The shako plate comprises the universal fire gilt star with a large Georgian crown above. A rayed silver star (probably plated metal) supports an elaborate gilt laurel leaf ornament with seven battle honor ribbons in silver. In the center is a garter strap with the words 2nd Nottingham over a rich blue enamel ground and a red enamel engine turned central disc with the Roman numerals LIX.