Item: Confederate Two-Piece Tongue and Wreath Belt Buckle
Construction: Sand cast brass.
Condition: Very good, excavated. While the two pieces were not found hooked together, they were recovered within the same campsite dig location. Both pieces have similar dusty green patinas that nicely complement each other. Both pieces are still partially covered with a woodsy-mossy coating typical of relics found in the woods. The tongue has a slightly lighter green patina and is complete with belt attachment loop which has an inward bend. On the back edge of the tongue bar are Roman numeral benchmarks as indicated with a red arrow in one of the images. It has no cracks, breaks or repairs. The wreath is complete with belt attachment loop which has a very slight downward bend. The wreath also may have Roman numerals as well found on the rear of its bar, but this cannot be confirmed. It has no cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Recovered: Spotsylvania County, Va area.
Approximate size: 47 mm belt loop height on both tongue and wreath; 49 mm wreath height; 82 mm overall belt plate length.
Reference: A similar example can be found in in the following Civil War Confederate belt plate reference book:
See the above page from Expanded edition in the additional images.
Comments: This Confederate belt buckle was just acquired directly from the local Virginia digger and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War buckle, plate, or general relic collection.
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Call or Text: 804-873-5462