Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection

French Army breast belt emblem “Salado Lion Head”

Title

French Army breast belt emblem “Salado Lion Head”

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Identifier

BD0021-Lionbreastbelt

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Creation Date

1846

Disciplines

European History | Latin American History | Military History

Description

A round disc plate featuring a Lion’s head, bordered with two concentric circles. A hole was drilled at the nose in order to fasten a chain that would connect to a cavalry shield set below on the breast belt. The reverse side is flat, except for ovoid in the center.

French Army breast belt emblem “Salado Lion’s Head” Ca. 1830’s-1840’s Plate # Disc dia. 43mm Dug at the ruins of the Rancho de Salado, San Luis Potosi, Mexico Collection: Port Isabel Historical Museum Port Isabel, Texas Cast and filed brass; whole.

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French Army breast belt emblem “Salado Lion Head”

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