Massachusetts Militia Breast Belt Plate for the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Regiment - Inventory Number: BEL 330 / SOLD
A very fine example of a rare Mexican War period Massachusetts Militia cross belt plate for the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Regiment. Face bears a jeweler engraved “A.H.A. – 1638” with gilded brass finish with nearly all of the gilded finish remaining. The reverse retains the original open clasp and affixing coiled pin.
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. Its charter was granted in March 1638 by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay and signed by Governor John Winthrop as a volunteer militia company to train officers enrolled in the local militia companies across Massachusetts.
Comes housed in 6 inch x 8 inch riker display case with blue velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: BEL 330 / SOLD