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Shako plate

Object Number: 
INV.6195.32
Date: 
1815-1818
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (32), bottom front of plate: "GR/99" (British 99th Regiment, Prince Regent's County of Dublin Regiment; GR is royal cypher of King George III)
Description: 
Brass shako plate; flat, shield-shaped plate with British crown on top; foliate inscription in center of plate; regiment number inscribed on bottom of plate.
Gallery Label: 
This shako plate was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort George, a British fort at Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada. Built in 1795, the fort was captured by American forces on May 27, 1813, and occupied by them until December. This plate was worn on the hat, or shako, of a private in the 99th Regiment, which was raised in County Dublin, Ireland as the 100th Regiment in 1805, and was stationed in Canada when war began in 1812.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group