Militia Eagle Pre-War 1pc Plate Ca. 1845 to 1855 BKL065

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Less common variety of panel plate featuring a spread wing eagle with talons on the shield and motto ribbon in beak. A similar pattern is found on Kepi buttons on some pre-war Militia head gear. Currently being reproduced with 3 prongs on reverse.cite.jpg

"American Military Belt Plates, 1st and 2nd Ed.”, by O’Donnell & Campbell, Pg. 251, plate 395.