This is a pair of epaulettes (banjo boards) for a hauptmann. Each of the epaulettes has a hauptmann’s double pips along with the regimental designation (“108”). This pair of epaulettes was for a Kompagnie Commander in Königl Sächs Schützen-(Fusilier) Regiment Prinz Georg Nr 108. The regiment was created in 1809 and garrisoned in Dresden. It was attached to the XII. Armeekorps. This was a very elite regiment. As a Schützen-Regiment they wore tschakos instead of pickelhauben. Each of the epaulettes displays a gilt button. They are of the slip-on variety, with a red backing. The backing of one epaulette shows extreme wear. Some of the red wool backing material has disintegrated and the stuffing is visible. In spite of this fault, the obverse of the epaulettes remains in solid condition. The exception is one nip on the epaulette that has the previously described damage.