8th Foot, The King’s Regiment A Victorian brass gilt button 25mm


An example the 25mm brass button of the 8th (King’s) Regiment as worn by other ranks. The button, which has the Irish backmark  P. TAIT & Co. LIMERICK is the pattern worn from 1855 to 1881 when its title became 1st & 2nd Bn The King;s Regiment. In this example the white horse of Hanover appears within the garter facing right. There are also examples where the horse faces left.   may12/2

An officer’s example with a left facing horse can be seen elsewhere in this category. The example here is the first ORs button of the 8th that we can remember finding. SOLD 6th November 2022