Massachusetts Militia Waist Belt Plate - Ca. 1845 - 1860

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Gilt cast brass plate with cast brass motif soldered onto plain tongue disc. Bench number “272” stamped on each half and storekeeper’s number “3” on wreath. Modeled after the Topographical Engineers’ 1832 pattern elliptical plates, this was the primary Massachusetts state seal plate during the years leading up to the Civil War.

If ordering a belt with this buckle, it is important to read the "Belt Ordering Policy".

Historical Citation:

"American Military Belt Plates” by Michael J. Odonnell & Duncan Campbell, Pg. 222, Plate #340