British sword shoulder-belt plate found in Canada

Object Number: 
INV.5889.1
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 6.7 x 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: (1), on front: "ROYAL/LX/AMERICANS"; in bottom left corner: "1st" bottom right corner: "BN" (1st Battalion, 60th British Regiment, Royal Americans)
Description: 
Brass sword shoulder-belt plate; rectangular plate with the name, Roman numeral, and battalion number of its regiment engraved on front; hook and two studs on back.
Gallery Label: 
This plate was found on Wolfe's Island in the St. Lawrence River in Canada. The plate was fastened to an officer's sword belt, which was slung over the shoulder.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group