HP280 - 97th Algonquin Rifles Officer's Helmet Plate, Post 1904
A fine scarce die-stamped silvered example. Maltese cross, ball finials to the points, surmounted by a crown resting on a black enamel tablet inscribed ‘Canada’. On the cross, within a maple wreath, a black enamel circlet inscribed ‘Algonquin Rifles’ with moose’s head to centre, his antlers extending to the upper arm of the cross which bears ‘97’’; beneath the circlet, a scroll inscribed ‘Ne Gon E Da’.
Two silverloops to reverse, one repaired
See ‘Canadian Militia Badges Pre 1914’ by Mazeas, HP 280 for similar.