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Eagle plate
Posted by: F_27stryker1
Date: January 08, 2019 01:19PM
Found this today at the early 1900s homestead....not sure of the time period but I beleive ww1. Also not sure if it's a belt buckle or sling or what as it's in bad shape and can't see any place where it might have attached. Still pretty cool as it joins my collection of war buttons
Pics of front, close up, and the reverse side

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Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: 407floyd
Date: January 08, 2019 07:59PM
I can only tell you it’s a post-1902 Great Seal. That’s a very large size, though.

Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: kschae4
Date: January 08, 2019 08:44PM
Nice piece of history there,,,,,congrats

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Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: F_27stryker1
Date: January 08, 2019 10:37PM
Appreciate it guys. We had alot of people serve in ww1 here in the area, so I just assumed it was from that period. Wish it was in better shape but I'm still very pleased with it.
Didnt have very much civil war activity here so ww1 relics are the Dream for me

Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: brianc577
Date: January 09, 2019 12:31PM
Thinking that might be a rosette. Theres lots of advice on the web, i would soak in olive oil

Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: F_27stryker1
Date: January 09, 2019 04:10PM
I've had bad experience with olive oil in the past, it's in bad shape due to the ground it was in literally eating it away. I found some pictures of similar things but one says belt buckle, another a plate that goes on a sling. Hard to tell being it's in the condition. It's in

Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: nam1969
Date: January 09, 2019 06:09PM
wondered how someone lost that. you did go back in time. Semper Vet Nam 68-69

Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: January 09, 2019 07:43PM
Great looking piece, Congrat's to you on a nice piece of saved History.

Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: F_27stryker1
Date: January 09, 2019 11:01PM
I often wonder that myself with alot of pieces.
Appreciate it guys. I know it has a lot of history to it, just wish it could talk

Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: January 12, 2019 05:39PM
Howdy F_27stryker1--

Excellent find! I dug one of those a few years ago at a vacant lot where at one time there was a house. Like yours, mine was pretty crusty when dug and I thought that it was just a large copper or brass disc destined for my scrap recycle bin. When I took a break I noticed the outline of the eagle and smiled. As I recall, it weighed over 50 grams and I was curious as to what it was. I researched it and I believe that it went on a WW1 cap.. If I can find that website with the picture I'll post it. I think that it was "lost" when the old house was demolished and the debris removed. Congratulations on a great find! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: tnvarmint
Date: January 20, 2019 01:10AM
I could be wrong but I believe this is it.
US Army WW1 enlisted hat insignia


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Re: Eagle plate
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: January 20, 2019 08:08AM
Yes, I believe I found something similar this past summer. Very large. I was told it was a large hat badge. Mine is newer though. Probably WWII.

Great old find you pulled..


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