Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate variant
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A slightly domed shield plate with an applied exploding bomb insignia centered on the face of plate. A drilled hole was used to secure a chain for pick and brush. A dowel permanent fastened the breast plate to the leather belt. This plate probably belonged to a grenadier dragoon.
Cartridge Box Belt Plate.Ca. 1820’s-1840’s.Dug at the ruins of the Hacienda de Santa Elena, Coahuila,Mexico.Collection: Rod Bates. Cast and filed brass, whole, with applied cast brass bomb.
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Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. Accessed via https://scholarworks.utrgv.edu/mhinojosa