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    Marked belt plate from 1812 and my best Connecticut copper.

    Had an awesome hunt on Saturday.

    After a long wait ,got one of my major bucket listers : An engraved belt plate from the War of 1812
    It's crazy how many times I imagined myself finding one and it finally happened on Saturday! Although I know it's going to be hard to ID this one, I couldn't be happier with its condition.

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    The letters seem to indicate L.S.V. and I suspect it belonged to a militia soldier. ( Loyal S.... Volunteers?)


    An other great find an hour or so latter, was my best preserved Connecticut copper 1785 (Miller 6.4-I)

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    Couldn't be happier as both relics are top shelf finds but the belt plate,for me personally, takes the cake.

    Thanks for the comments.
    Last edited by Aureus; Sep 26, 2018 at 07:06 PM.
    Da Deus Fortunae

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    Very Nice Finds!
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    us
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    SUPERB finds!! The plate though would be a breast plate rather than a belt plate. SUPERB!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsil View Post
    SUPERB finds!! The plate though would be a breast plate rather than a belt plate. SUPERB!!
    Thanks gunsil. I thought it was called crossbelt plate.
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    us
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    I don't know about the rest of y'all, but I think that plate is cool as all get out. I just love the surface patina..and I like it enough to vote it up top.....banner from me anyways
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    Awesome finds, congratulations!
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    Randy

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    Awesome!!!! Congrats!!!!!
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    Hawks88

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    Banner here also. Great save. Great condition. Congrats
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    I think that belt plate deserves a trip across the top as well. Banner vote! Heck of a nice find.
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    A beautiful recovery and in fantastic shape.
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    ca
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    That breast plate is awesome.
    Banner vote in
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    dan

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    oh my!!!!
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    Martiobarbuli

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    Lovely state of preservation for both pieces, congrats on the beautiful rare finds!

    Is the "belt" plate a shoulder/sash belt plate?

    I was looking the monogram and my feeling is that it reads "LIV", in which case it might be Roman Numerals (54) or stand for something like the "Loyal Irish Volunteers", which would be pretty awesome. I have no idea but it is a wonderful piece to enjoy and study, nice work!

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    Beautiful plate and amazing copper congrats!
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    DiggerKid

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    Any 1812 or rev plate how could it not be banner?! Outstanding finds.
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