Royal Berkshire Militia Victorian 1855 pattern shako plate.
Good rare die-stamped white metal example crowned star pattern bearing title circlet with VR cypher on a lined centre.
Original lead soldered horizontal iron loops VGC
Originally raised around 1640 at Reading as the Berkshire Militia. Redesigned Royal 1760 having been reorganised on 6th June 1759. Became 3rd Bn. Berkshire Regt. on 1st July 1881.