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engraved: (1), on front: "XX" (20th British Regiment)
Bronze cross-belt plate; rectangular plate with its regiment number engraved in Roman numerals on front; hook and two rivets on back.
This belt plate was found near the Saratoga battlefield in New York, and was worn by a British soldier who took part in the battle. The plate was worn by a private of the 20th Regiment at the intersection of the two cross-belts that ran diagonally across his chest.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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