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