38th Middlesex Rifle Vols.
Blackened brass Victorian other ranks helmet plate with 2 loops to reverse. MRV cypher with 38 and 'Artists' under the crown. Formed in 1860 with its HQ at Burlington House, the corps included painters, sculptors, musicians, architects, actors etc. HQ moved to the Arts Club in Hanover Square and in 1877 was given permission to include Artists in its title