96th Regiment of Foot Shoulder Belt Plate

An Officer’s Georgian 96th Regiment of Foot shoulder belt plate comprising a gilt frosted back plate on which rests a silver (white metal but probably sterling silver) eight pointed star over a brass slip in the outline of the star. In the centre a crowned garter strap with the words HONI SOIT MALY PENSE surrounding the Arabic numerals for 96 in silver.
The reverse of the plate retains its original hooks, buttons and backing leather and is age discoloured with good gilt overspill. Overall an attractive shoulder belt plate in very nice condition.