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This is a standard line infantry officer helmet to a single specific regiment. This unit carried its battle honors from the French side of the Penninsular War (Medallin, Mesa De Ibor) and from the British side of the Waterloo campaign ( La Belle Alliance).  What makes this helmet different is the series of bandeaus and how they were soldered on. The bandeau were each produced separately from the main wappen an then soldered to it. First you see the helmet and the ghost image on the shell that shows this has been here for some time.

Look at the wappen and the old solder joining it to the wappen. 

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Military explanation of the battle honors will came later.

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