Shoulder-belt plate, of deputy-lieutenant of Stirlingshire

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Shoulder-belt plate, of deputy-lieutenant of Stirlingshire

This silver shoulder-belt plate of a deputy-lieutenant of Stirlingshire was made in Edinburgh around 1800 by George Christie.

The badge is engraved 'DEPUTY LIEUTENANT STIRLINGSHIRE' above and below a depiction of Stirling Castle.

In 1794 the government appointed prominent and trusted local men to be Lords Lieutenant and their Deputies in each Scottish county. The creation of this new system of local government control made the raising of a militia possible. The lords lieutenant were the king's official representatives in each county. They were responsible for defence and public order in their counties and wore military-style uniform reflecting this authority.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-174-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NC 381
Date: Around 1800
c. 1790
Material: Silver. Inscription: DEPUTY LIEUTENANT STIRLINGSHIRE round a view of Stirling Castle; GC; castle (Edinburgh); king's head [r]
Dimensions: 2.30" x 3.10"
80 mm H x 58 mm W x 15 mm D
What: Badge, helmet
Subject: Badges and insignia (NMAS Classification)
Who: George Christie, Edinburgh (Maker)
Lieutenant Stirlingshire Deputy Lieutenant (Owner)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Scotland, Stirlingshire, Stirling Castle
Description: Oval silver helmet badge engraved "Deputy Lieutenant Stirlingshire" round a view of Stirling Castle, made by George Christie, Edinburgh, c. 1790
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