French Army breast belt emblem “Salado Lion Head”
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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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Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley