This is a very large helmet plate. It measures 124mms North/South and 100mms East/West. In remarkable condition, there is no damage to any part of the badge. It is quite common to find examples with the extreme edges of the star beiing damaged or broken off. However, this is not the case on the example shown here.
This is a multi piece badge with a white metal backing plate in the shape of a star, brass central oval with the motto “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense”. In the centre is the numeral “4” signifying that the badge was that of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards.
The reverse of the helmet plate has four fixing poles with its original nuts and washers attached.
A great example of an original piece of militay insignia belonging to a famous Irish Cavalry Regt. of the British army.