5th (Ardwick) VB Manchester Regiment Officers pouch belt plate circa 1888-1908.
Fine scarce die-stamped unmarked silver hobnail Maltese cross, lions between the arms and ball finials to the tips, bearing circlet 5TH V.B. MANCHESTER REGT; Sphinx on Egypt tablet mounted to centre.
Four screw posts VGC
33rd LRVC formed 28th January 1860 at Ardwick; became 20th in 1880 and redesignated 5th (Ardwick) VB Manchester Regt. in September 1888. Provenance, Ex Hugh King Collection.