A 5th ( Princess Charlotte of Wales`s ) Dragoon Guards 1871 Helmet Plate

A scarce officer`s 5th ( Princess Charlotte of Wales`s) Dragoon Guards helmet plate for the 1871 pattern heavy cavalry helmet.
The silver ( white metal but probably sterliing silver ) twelve pointed star has an oval gilt strap with the words PCW Dragooon Guards.
In the centre is a Arabic numeral showing regimental number five in silver ( white metal )
The reverse displays a cast twelve point star with various fixing devices to attach the helmet plate to the helmet, overall in very good condition wiith minor age wear and generaly dirty.
Part of a large collection of 1871 helmet plates that will be listed over time.