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Belt plate

Belt plate
Title
Belt plate
Date 
1860-1870
Medium 
Brass, silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 3 x 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.3 cm )
Description 
Rectangular, silver-coated brass plate with stamped eagle in center with shield on breast, three arrows in one talon, branch in other talon, and flanked by wreath at bottom, with rayed background, thirteen stars, and inscription inside scroll at top.
Object Number 
INV.4385b
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