27th Enniskillen Regiment of Foot Shoulder Belt Plate

A 27th Enniskillen Regiment of Foot Officer’s shoulder belt plate worn circa 1810 and comprising a gilt metal oval back plate with a beaded rim design on a matted ground. In the centre the Arabic numerals for 27 topped with the Castle of Inniskillen with St George’s colour`s flying and below a title ribbon with the word “INNISKILLING” . Parkyn refers in his book to the existence of two versions of the oval plate recorded as having been worn.
The reverse retains its original hook and two buttons and is age discoloured with gilt overspill. Overall a very attractive officer’s shoulder belt plate in exceptional condition to one of the iconic Peninsula War regiments.
This actual belt plate was formerly in the collection of The Honorable David McAlpine who over a forty year plus period formed one of the most important private collections of British militaria from the War of Independence to the Indian Mutiny.