Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection

French Army Napoleonic French officer belt buckle lion emblem

Title

French Army Napoleonic French officer belt buckle lion emblem "Mesilla's Lion head"

Creator

Identifier

BD0021-NapoleonicLionemblem

Files

Download BD0021-NapoleonicLionemblem-a.JPG (26 KB)

Download BD0021-NapoleonicLionemblem-b.JPG (33 KB)

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Download BD0021-NapoleonicLionemblem-d.JPG (31 KB)

Creation Date

1846

Disciplines

Latin American History | Military History | United States History

Description

Napoleonic French Officer Belt Buckle Lion head has a pinched nose with a hole for a chain that would connect to a cavalry shield set below on the breast belt. Reverse side has two fasteners for leather belt. Another example was reported found at a Palo Alto, Texas

Breast Belt Emblem. “Mesillas Lion’s head” Ca. 1820-1840 Plate # 32mm ht. x 30mm w. 15.8g wt. . 1-1/4in.ht. x 1-3/16in.w. .56oz.wt. Dug at the ruins of Paso de Mesillas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Collection: Port Isabel Historical Museum Port Isabel, Texas Cast brass, filed whole. Lion’s head has a pinched nose with a hole for a chain that would connect to a cavalry shield set below on the breast belt. Reverse side has two fasteners for leather belt. Another example was reported found at a Palo Alto, Texas

Physical Description

.JPG, 4 Files, 121 KB

French Army Napoleonic French officer belt buckle lion emblem

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