1820'S MILITARY MILITIA U.S.EAGLE BELT PLATE / BUCKLE

EXCELLENT DUG 1820'S EAGLE BELT BUCKLE.ONE OF THESE WAS JUST FEATURED IN 'AMERICAN DIGGER'.THIS IS A FAIRLY SCARCE PLATE.THIS ONE HAS A BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT FACE WITH A NICE OVERALL SMOOTH BROWN AGE PATINA.BACK HAS TWO ATTACHING BELT LOOPS WHICH ARE INTACT AND COMPLETE!SOME PITTING TO THE BACK, BUT VERY NICE OVERALL.THIS EXACT PLATE CAN BE SEEN IN O'DONNELL'S BELT PLATE BOOK ON P.116. INCREDIBLE CONDITION FOR A DUG PLATE!