This is the sword belt plate worn by commissioned officers in the Union Army and by more than a few Confederate officers. Features an American eagle on the front with wings spread high grasping a banner in its beak that read “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. Beautifully detailed original plate with lots of gilt and a lovely patina. This ultra-detailed example with added silver gilt to the stars, cast wreath and motto “E Pluribus Unum” is found on plates used by Generals and mounted on red Moroccan belts with gold bullion accents. Great Example.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
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Inventory Number: BEL 350