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    1800's waist belt plate wohooo!

    Got out for a quick hunt this morning at an old house built in 1840. Got a strong signal and dug up this waist belt plate. First belt plate I have ever dug. Not sure why there are holes in it, maybe the person had it mounted somewhere later on. Would love more detail if anyone can identify this.
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    That is one awesome looking plate. Looks to be light artillery from 1820 period.

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    I was thinking this was from the War of 1812, but then again I'm no expert.

    The holes are definitely a mystery, hope you get it solved!

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    Just found this link, looks to be the same plate
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    Found this link as well, which calls it a 1814-1821 pattern. May have been taken from an earlier 1812 pattern but not sure. What I am sure is that I love it, so cool.

    The Project Gutenberg e-Book of American Military Insignia, 1800-1851; Author: J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.



    p.s. yours looks way better than the one in that link, so maybe even more rare

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    Man Oh man! Congrats on one SUPER find!
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    That's a great find! No doubt at least the rusty holes were from a field repair.
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    killer piece of history, but im lost as to the holes
    very cool find, not every day they pop up, congrats!!

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    LisFisher ,just got up and had to take a look at your buckle again. Boy it draws you in with eagle and shield , pikes, cross cannons you name it as im sitting here caught in a dream thinking what the soldier was going thru BOOM big crack of thunder made me feel like I was just there somewhere, I know,,, this guys going over board nuts about this buckle now hallucinating. Really a heck of a relic zoomed in so close went cross eyed from trying to see the detail. My god friend best of luck with your special find and may you find more , for digging your first you are one lucky fella.....vanzutphen- /////// EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS BEFORE THIS IS MY TAKE. AS I SEE THE SMOKE ARISING AS I LIE HERE AGAINST THIS FENCE,FOR THE TEARS ARE STREAMING DOWN MY CHEEKS FOR MY COMRADES IN THE TRENCH. NO MOVEMENT ONLY STILLNESS AS IF ALL HAVE STOPPED IN TIME, BROTHERS AGAINST BROTHERS FOR A CAUSE WHERE MANY DIED. AND SO DEAR GOD ASK THEE TO BLESS THESE SOLDIERS OF THESE CIVIL WARS FOR BLUE AND GRAY FOR WHAT EVER COLORS THEY STAND FOR SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Great save !!!!!!
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    Absolutely awesome buckle find! Congrats! Very personalized by the perforations.

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    WOW!!! Great find. Very high on my wish list. Super nice. Congrats!

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    Amazing find there! Wish I could find one of those!!!!

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    I can't stop looking at this thing. Congrats on a great find.

 

 
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