The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders ) Shoulder Belt Plate

A Royal Highlanders or Black Watch Officer’s Shoulder Belt Plate comprising a gilt matted back plate with a raised burnished border. In the center is a cut silver (white metal) star of the Order of the Thistle on which rests an oval strap with the Latin words NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET which translates to “no one provokes me with impunity”. This is enclosed within a wreath of thistles with a Kings Crown above with a ribbon bearing the words The Royal Highlanders and below a Sphinx with a ribbon bearing the words Black Watch.
The reverse retains its original hooks and buttons for attaching to a highland baldrick sword belt and is slightly age discolored. Overall the plate is in very nice condition with virtually all its original gilt intact.