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Belt plate

Object Number: 
1936.447
Date: 
1855-1870
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 in. ( 8.3 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside scroll: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Madison Grant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group