Gilt cast brass with applied
die-struck tongue disc. Tongue bar shaped to fit convex disc.
Squared belt loops and
laurel-leaf wreath distinguish this officers’ stock pattern widely
distributed during the mid-19th century. The same form was adopted by a
number of police and fire companies, and general use continued through
the 1880’s. Examples of this style police plate have been excavated in
1986-1865 sites, but it was primarily post-war. Gilt cast brass with a
die-stamped brass tongue disc.