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1st Life Guards Standard Bearer’s Carriage Belt Fittings, 1870
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1st Life Guards Standard Bearer’s Carriage Belt Fittings, 1870

Measurements: Overall: 37cm (14.5in) x 23cm (9in)

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Gilt brass. Buckle, slider and tip for the carriage belt worn by a Victorian senior non-commissioned officer as a squadron standard bearer of the Life Guards. The buckle bar fitted with twin prongs and the frame cast with the inscription ‘First Regt. of Life Guards’, oak leaf and acorn decoration and the date of the regiment was raised ‘1660’. The tip cast with a Queen Victoria crown flanked by rays, and scrolling laurel leaf decoration centred on the battle honour  ‘Waterloo / June / 1815’ within a wreath and over a scroll inscribed Peninsula.

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