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Help? Unknown American Buckle/Plate


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double canister

A friend uncovered this in his rural Iowa backyard. I can't find it in my (limited) reference library. Any help is most appreciated. I haven't seen it in person. Pictures to follow.

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The design reminds me of shako hat plates from War of 1812 era, but that piece looks to be smaller and of heavier construction than most shako plates I've seen.

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I agree its too heavy to be a shako plate, its a brest plate IMO. typical construction, the cannon would also lean me towards Artillery.

Still a beautiful plate.

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