RELIC EAGLE BREAST PLATE FROM GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: R22029

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Excavated U.S. pattern eagle breast plate. The brass skin is complete with no nicks or dents and exhibiting a chocolate brown patina with small spots of verdigris. The eagle retains good detail. The lead backing is mostly intact with only minor loss near the edge. Rust marks the area where the iron wire is embedded in the lead. Neither of the iron loops remain.

This piece was recovered in the 1950s-60s from an area east of Herr Ridge and was once part of the Iva Rosensteel collection. Mrs. Rosensteel is the sister of George Rosensteel, who started the Electric Map museum in Gettysburg. Eventually, it became a part of the Rider collection in Gettysburg, which remained in the family until The Horse Soldier purchased the collection in June 2016. [jet]

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