84th of Foot Shoulder Belt Plate worn 1830 to 1855

The plate is a rectangular fire gilt back upon which is a silver laurel wreath and strap surmounted by a Coronet. 

On the strap are the words ‘York & Lancaster’ and in the centre, the numerials ‘84’ with a Union Rose above it and the battle honour 'India' above the Rose. Below the strap are the battle honours ‘Peninsula’ and 'Nive' again, all in silver.

In 1830, regulations dictated that regiments with silver lace changed to gold lace and at the same time, plates were changed from silver to gilt. This pattern of gilt plate was therefore worn from 1830 until 1855.