Royal Marine Artillery OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1905
A good die-stamped brass example. Large flaming grenade; the ball bearing laurel sprays surmounted by ‘GIBRALTAR’, strap inscribed ‘PER MARE PER TERRAM’ encircles central globe in relief. Fouled anchor to base. Two loops to reverse. VGC
Worn until 1905 when the white helmet was adopted.