An HAC Georgian Officer’s Shoulder Belt Plate circa 1825
A very rare Georgian HAC officer’s gilt shoulder belt plate worn circa 1825
The small rectangular backing plate retaining some of its original fire gilt comprises a large silver (white metal) crown below which are the gothic letters for HAC also in silver. The reverse is stained and has various screw thread and nuts for securing the various pieces of silver ornamentation. The plate has two hooks and studs for securing the plate to a buff leather sword belt or baldrich.
Overall the condition is commensurate to age and is worn in places but nonetheless is a very good example of this very rare early shoulder belt plate to one of the oldest regiments in the British army with it original headquarters still in use today located at Moorgate in the centre of London.