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