Item: Federal Sword Belt Plate
Construction: Cast brass with integral eagle motif and tongue. Applied three-piece nickel-silver wreath.
Condition: Excellent, non-excavated. The plate has the typical body curve and the brass has aged into a pleasing brown patina. The front, with its stippled background, shows a detailed eagle clutching arrows in its left talons and an olive branch in its right, along with raised rays and thirteen stars above the eagle. All three sections of the applied three-piece nickel-silver wreath are present. The belt attachment loop is present. The rear is in excellent shape and retains the belt attachment tongue which is stamped with bench number "926". File marks appear along the tongue-end edge of the plate and also on the upper portion of the tongue. There are no cracks, breaks, bends or repairs.
Approximate size: 51 x 84 mm.
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Comments: This sword belt plate will be an excellent addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.
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Call or Text: 804-873-5462