RELIC “SNY” BELT PLATE

$350.00 SOLD
Originally $375.00

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Item Code: 622-177

Excavated example of one of the earliest models of the State of New York (SNY) militia waist belt plate. Circa 1840-1844. Brass face with lead filled back. This style originally utilized iron wire hooks. All of the known examples are from a ship wreck off the coast of South Carolina. Brass face is complete and retains its brass color. Lead back is complete, exhibiting a dark gray/black patina. The iron wire hooks have completely dissolved. An excellent specimen.   [jet]

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