Belt plate

Title:
Belt plate
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Brass, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 2 7/8 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 7.3 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, curved brass plate with stamped eagle in center with shield on breast, three arrows in one talon, branch in other talon, and flanked by silver wreath at bottom, with rayed background, thirteen stars, and inscription inside scroll at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. George R. Dyer, through his son, Elisha Dyer, October 28, 1956
Object Number: 
INV.4385h
Marks: 
stamped: front: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Gallery Label: 
This plate was worn on a U.S. Army officer's sword belt.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group