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Unknown Militia Regiment

Object Name



E. Jones (buttons) (Primary maker)
E. Jones (buttons) (maker)

Date Made

c. 1796 - 1820
c. 1796 - 1820


This coat of an unknown militia regiment is made out of red cloth and has yellow collar, lapels and cuffs. Militia uniforms tended to be red or scarlett, but different regiments chose different colours for their collars, lapels and cuffs. The stand up collar has gorget buttons on a loop of embroidery and hooks up at the throat. On the right shoulder a gold braid epaulette with fringe and a star of sequins is fixed. A single epaulette means that this coat was worn by a junior officer. The lapel is to the waist and has ten buttons in pairs, the top four having embroidered loops from the button holes. The round cuffs have two pairs of buttons on loops of embroidery. The dummy turn-back runs to the tail where it has a button attached to each corner. The dummy pocket flaps have two pairs of buttons at each end. The buttons are gilt, and bear a crowned 'G.R.' cypher.


coat : cloth, buttons : gilt

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast

Catalogue Number



National Museums NI