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Belt plates

Object Number: 
1921.96ab
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Lead, brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 2 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 8.9 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: front: "US"
Description: 
Oval lead plate covered with thin brass sheet on front; three hooks on back.
Gallery Label: 
These plates were worn on U.S. Army waistbelts.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac B. Sniffen
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group