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/
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.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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.