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Shako plate

Object Number: 
INV.6195.31
Date: 
1810-1815
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. ( 14 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (31), on front inside belt: "ROYAL . REGT . OF . ARTILLERY ." (Royal Regiment of Artillery)
Description: 
Brass shako plate; flat, shield-shaped plate with British crown on top; in center is a foliate inscription inside a circular border in the shape of a belt; regiment name enclosed inside the belt; cannon and two flaming cannonballs below belt.
Gallery Label: 
This shako plate was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort George, a British fort at Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada. Built in 1795, the fort was captured by American forces on May 27, 1813, and occupied by them until December. The plate was worn on the shako of a private in the Royal Regiment of Artillery who was stationed at the fort.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group