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 reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. The wreath is solid cast brass as is regulation for officer’s belt plates. The plate retains heavy gold gilt on the face. An attractive example.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: BEL 382 / SOLD