Belt plates

Belt plates
Title
Belt plates
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 )
Description 
Oval lead plate covered with thin brass sheet on front; three hooks on back.
Credit Line 
Gift of Isaac B. Sniffen
Object Number 
1921.96ab
Marks 
stamped: front: "US"
Gallery Label 
These plates were worn on U.S. Army waistbelts.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group