Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 in. (3.8 x 5.1 cm)
Waist belt badge.
Group of eighteen 18th century British military badges and belt plates; brass or silver cartridge box badges, belt plates, and uniform badges, some framed, and all mounted together on a woven fabric board; painted wooden frame with glass removed and discarded.
Gift of Captain Howland Pell, 1920
cast: (1) "26" (cartridge box badge; openwork; below crown with beaded border; 26th British Regiment; excavated by Field Exploration Committee at Fort Ticonderoga)
cast: (2) cartridge box badge Royal Regiment of Artillery, British Army
cast: (3) "GR" (cartridge box badge; openwork; below crown; 4 x 2 1/2; no. 1947.293; British Foot Guards; excavated by FEC at Dyckman campat seaman Ave., 1913)
cast: (4) "15" (cartridge box badge; openwork; below crown; 15th Regt.; found 1905 in White Plains, NY)
cast: (5) "45" (cartridge box badge; openwork; below crown; 45th Regt.; replica)
cast: (6, 11) bonnet badge, 71st Fraser Highlander Regt.; circular crown at top and thistle center; "FACE REAUT PATE/IMPUNE/.........QUILQUIDAUT NEMO..." "71" (AT BOTTOM); (found at Riverside Drive and 86th St. in 1840, Gift of Howland Pell, 1920)
engraved: (7) "XXVIII GR REG" (silver sword belt plate, rectangular; 28th Regt. officer; excavated by FEC at Arden St. and Broadway in Manhattan)
engraved: (8) "FF" (foliate; below engraved crown; brass rectangular waist belt plate of Hessian officer, Prince Frederick Regiment; excavated by FEC in 1921 at Dyckman camp-Seaman Ave.)
stamped: (9) crossed cannons (rectangular waist belt plate; brass; prob. Hessian Anspach artillery regt.; excavated by FEC at Fort George, 191st and Audobon Ave.)
cast: (10) "CG" (openwork; brass rect. waist belt plate; British Coldstream Guards; replica)
engraved: (14) "RF" (engraved foliate on front of rect. brass belt plate; British Royal Fusiliers; excavated by FEC at 181st and Broadway)
engraved: (15) "XXXVIII GR" (engraved on front of rect. brass belt plate; British 38th Regt., excavated by FEC at 181st and Broadway)
engraved: (17) "ROYAL/LX/AMERICANS" (rect. brass belt plate; c. 1790; 60th British Regt.; excavated by FEC at Fort Haldimand)
engraved: (18) "XX" (rect. brass belt plate; British 20th Regt; excavated by FEC at Fort Ticonderoga)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.