Shako Plate


English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

A pressed copper alloy shako plate that has a crown above the Imperial eagle. The eagle is clutching a bundle of rods with lightening bolts, surmounting a bordered 26. The 26 refers to the 26th Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (Infantry of the Line). These shako plates were in use from 1806 until 1812 when they changed to a lunular form.


  • Title: Shako Plate
  • Date Created: Post-medieval
  • Location: Portchester Castle
  • Type: Pressed shako plate
  • Original Source: PORTCHESTER CASTLE
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Copper alloy

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