Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate
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A flat shield with pearl border outline. A raised exploding bomb with a spread wavy flame centers the plate. A drilled hole at its bottom was used to secure a chain for a brush and pick; two fastening prongs with holes are on the reverse side; this object was probably worn by grenadier of the guard or grenadier dragoon. Cartridge Box Belt Plate.Ca. 1839-1848, Mexico. Collection: Rich. Cast and filed brass, whole.
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"Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate" (1846). Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection. 32.