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British military cross-belt plate excavated at Fort George

British military cross-belt plate excavated at Fort George
Title
British military cross-belt plate excavated at Fort George
Date 
1790-1815
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 in. ( 7.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Brass cross-belt plate; oval-shaped with two studs on back; regiment name engraved at top and bottom of oval; in center is British crown flanked on left by thistle and on right by acorn.
Object Number 
INV.6195.13
Marks 
engraved: (13), front of plate: "CANADIAN REGIMENT" (Canadian Fencible Infantry Regiment)
Gallery Label 
This cross-belt plate was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort George, a British fort at Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada. Built in 1795, the fort was captured by American forces on May 27, 1813, and occupied by them until December. The plate was probably worn by a private of the Canadian Fencible Infantry Regiment at the point on his chest where his cross-belts intersected.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group