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Buckle

Object Number: 
Z.3449
Date: 
1775
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 in. ( 3.5 cm ) overall5: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm ) overall1: 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 0.6 x 3.5 cm ) overall2: 1/
Description: 
Hammered and pierced buckle or belt tip in pointed bracket form with inner outline of crest depicting eagle devouring a crane. Surface of crest is engraved with feather details and that of bracket has motto rendered in block letters: "EXITUS-IN DUBIO-EST-1775". Underside of piece has fastenings consisting of a partial hinge, located at right, and ring hook, located at left.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Provenance: 
Piece may have been worn during the Revolutionary War by Capt. John Jordan of a Pennsylvania or Virginia Regiment. Jordan was also a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group