French Army Waist Belt Plate “Jarral Lion’s Head Buckle”
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A round disc with a raised lion’s head. The reverse side is flat with an ovoid in the center of the disc. The belt loop is applied to the back of the disc; a snake hooked to the applied snake-link connector is located on the right side of the plate.
Waist Belt Plate “Jarral Lion’s Head Buckle” Ca. 1820’s-1840’s Plate # Disc dia.: 38mm. Total length: 76mm. Dug at the ruins of the Hacienda de Jarral, Coahuila, Mexico Collection: Port Isabel Historical Museum Port Isabel, Texas Cast and filed brass, whole.
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"French Army Waist Belt Plate “Jarral Lion’s Head Buckle”" (1846). Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection. 60.