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Belt plate

Belt plate
Title
Belt plate
Date 
1880-1920
Medium 
Brass, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 8.6 x 11.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Curved, corner-cut rectangular brass plate; affixed to front is white metal design of banner over coat of arms inside oval shield, which sits on a banner and assorted swords/spears, with banner at bottom and eagle grasping banner at top; hooks on back of plate.
Object Number 
1966.65
Marks 
stamped: banner at plate bottom: "NATIONAL GUARD" stamped: banner at plate center: "PRO PATRIA ET GLORIA"
Gallery Label 
This plate was part of a dress uniform belt worn by a New York State National Guardsman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group