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  • Model 1851 Eagle Swordbelt Plate

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    Model 1851 Eagle Swordbelt Plate - This Federal rectangular eagle / wreath waist belt plate is a Model 1851 officer’s early war specimen with raised spread-winged eagle and wreath.  The field is coarsely stippled and there is a wide brass tongue on the reverse and a deep stamped "D".  This is a nicely detailed plate.  The top wings of the eagle, the shield on his chest and the wreath are very high and pronounced. The spread winged eagle has a shield on his breast gripping an olive branch with its right talon and holding three arrows in the left talon.  A single row of eight 5-pointed stars sits above the motto, E. PLURIBUS UNUM" 

    Inventory Number: BEL 190