A Remarkable and Mysterious Tailcoat: Gogerddan Hunt?

I have just taken ownership of a wonderfully enigmatic tailcoat, and I wonder if anyone out there can help identify it.

Made in the late 1800s, of very soft fabric, it has a couple of most unusual construction details:  The glove pockets are on the outside of the tails, not inside as usual, and there are a total of ten buttons on the front (plus the two at the back).

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The big question is ‘Whose pack is this?‘ The button bears the initials GVAH.

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In the renowned Firmin pattern book from the late 1800s the button is listed as being ‘Gogerddan Hunt – Dress’, and it was registered as a new die on 5th October 1863.  Can anyone tell me why that would be GVAH?  Considering its proximity to Aberystwyth, perhaps there’s a link there?

The tailcoat is in remarkable condition for its age, with no silk rot, and the buttons are pristine.

It will certainly take a pride of position in the Firebrand collection.

Can anyone help confirm its provenance?

‘Firebrand’

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