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Belt plate

Belt plate
Title
Belt plate
Date 
1875-1900
Medium 
Brass, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 6 x 6.7 cm )
Description 
Brass and iron belt plate; curved, rectangular brass plate with hook and bar with two iron tongues on back, and eagle stamped in center with shield on breast, grasping branches and arrows in talons, flanked by cannons at bottom, and with war trophies, rayed background, thirteen stars, and inscription in scroll at top.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Object Number 
1926.99
Marks 
stamped: scroll: "E. PLURIBUS. UNUM"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group