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Title Foot artillery shako plate, 1st regiment, other ranks
Nationality French
Period c 1830-60
Price £75.00

This would have been worn on a variety of shakos, the earlier ones being the bell top type, replaced around 1845 by several types with progressively lower crowns. The 1st regiment, La Fere, raised in 1720, was the oldest foot artillery unit of France and the one into which Napoleon Bonaparte was first commissioned in 1785.

Measuring nearly 4.25" across, it is made of die-struck gilding metal strengthened with three brass strips at the back.

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[Militaria : Badges : French : 19th Century]

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