A scarce 1834 plate with applied numeral and company letter.
Not easily found these days is this nice example of the US M1834 Enlisted Artillery helmet plate. What is scarcer to find are these with the original applied unit numeral and company letter.
Stamped brass, approximately 3 1/4 inches wide (normally 3.5 ” when issued, but this one is arched to conform to the curvature of the helmet body) with heavy squared end mounting loops. The lead has a great untouched patina.
A desirable piece of early artillery insignia.