TWO-PIECE, MILITIA BELT PLATE, 1850s – 1870s

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Item Code: 990-110

Cast brass, two-piece “tongue and wreath” style belt plate. Central “tongue” portion is “domed” and in high relief. Spread-winged eagle grasping a shield and surrounded with stars. Popular with militia officers and military schools. Previously thought to be Confederate. Dark finish and in very good condition. Similar to specimen #320 in “American Military Plates” by O’Donnell and Campbell.  [jet]

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