A very fine example of a rare 1812 period Massachusetts Militia cartridge box plate for the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Regiment. Face bears the motto: Incorporated – 1638” and the reverse retains a pair of attachment loops.
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 5 inch x 6 inch riker display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: BEL 328 / SOLD