Victorian Silver Mounted Leather Wallet for The 18th Hussars. The front of the wallet features a cypher for the 18th Hussars, whilst the reverse carries the monogram of the Officer.
The 18th Hussars were a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1759. Arthur Wellesley (later to become the Duke of Wellington) was an Officer of this regiment between 1792 and 93, when it was known as The 18th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons. In 1808 the regiment landed at Lisbon, for service in the Peninsular War, returning there in 1813 to support Sir Arthur Wellesley's Army. In 1815, at The Battle of Waterloo, they charged the centre of the French position. In 1861 the regiment was renamed as The 18th Hussars. The regiment subsequently saw action in the Boer and First World Wars.
The silver mount is hallmarked for London 1879 by Thomas Edward Tinworth.
In good condition with some fraying of the leather in the spine area and minor surface depressions to the silver mount. The interior of the wallet is in very good condition.
Approximate dimensions are 18 cm length, 11 cm width and 2 cm depth.