Z2270    Tin Volunteer Militia Cap Plate Ca. 1825-1835

Description: This is the scarcer tin version that still retains it's attachment loops and plume holder. This cap device is topped with thirteen five pointed stars. The words, "Unity is Strength" spans over an eagle with open wings. The eagle is holding an olive branch in the left talon and lightning bolts in the right. The eagle is over a slanted shield that reads, "1776."  This piece still retains its original shape. There is some light rust spots here and there which is typical.

Measures: 3.75" x 4.75"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Campbell & O'Donnell "American Military Headgear Insignia Pg. 251

Price: $695.00

 

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