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Belt plate

Belt plate
Title
Belt plate
Date 
1855-1870
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 in. ( 8.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Brass belt plate; rectangular brass plate has stamped eagle in center with shield on breast, three arrows in one talon, and branch in other talon, flanked by wreath at bottom and with rayed background, thirteen stars, and inscription inside scroll at top.
Credit Line 
Gift of Madison Grant
Object Number 
1936.447
Marks 
stamped: inside scroll: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this plate was part of a sword belt worn by the donor's father, Dr. Gabriel Grant, surgeon of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group