73rd Foot, Perthshire officer’s gilt 25mm


73rd Foot Perthshire. A very good 25mm officer’s gilt button with the backmark FIRMIN & SONS, 153 STRAND LONDON & 15 CONDUIT ST. This is the pattern worn from 1855 to 1881 when the regiment became known as the 2nd Bn. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regt.). The design incorporates thistles around the regimental number beneath a Victorian crown. There is very little wear to the original gilt finish. The regiment first saw service in India in 1780 against Tippoo Sultan. oct29/9

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