Lot 201 Price realised: $3,750 AUS
Description:

Extremely rare 40th Regiment, 2nd Somersetshire officer's rectangular gilt shoulder belt plate, by J. Fisher, 37 Duke St, London (c. 1824-1844 pattern). The 40th Regiment has particular significance to Australia, having had two tours of duty to the Colonies, 1824-1829 and 1852-1860. During their second tour they were involved in the Eureka Stockade uprising in Ballarat, Victoria.