Belt plate

Object Number: 
1920.138
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 3/8 x 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 8.6 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside oval border on front: "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS/VIRGINIA"
Description: 
Rectangular brass plate stamped in center with a female figure holding staff and sword, standing over a fallen male figure, and encircled by oval border.
Gallery Label: 
This plate was worn on the waistbelt of a Virginia soldier in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group