Item: Excavated US Cartridge Box Plate - High Quality
Use: Cartridge box plates were displayed on the outer flap of the soldier's cartridge box. Not only ornamental but more practically used as a weight to keep the cartridge box flap closed to prevent cartridge loss. See the additional images in this listing for an image showing its use.
Construction: Stamped thin sheet brass with solder fill and iron attachment loops.
Condition: Excellent, excavated. Its brass front, with its tall raised letters "US", has an overall very dark green patina. The rear has a near complete complement of solder with very minor flaking evident at the rim edge of one end. The attachment loops are present with both slightly angled towards the center of the plate. The plate has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.
Approximate size: 57 x 88 mm.
Comments: This large excavated US cartridge box plate is for the collector who collects the finest high quality examples. It will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate or general relic collection.
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