Item: Confederate Tongue and Wreath Belt Buckle
Construction: Sand cast brass.
Condition: Very good, excavated. While the tongue and wreath were not recovered together, they have similar dusty green patinas that nicely complement each other. The tongue is a deeper green and is complete with its belt attachment loop. The loop has a slight bend and, on the inner bar has a fracture that does not appear to extend completely through the bar. This area of the bar is solid and no repairs have been made. The wreath, with its lighter green patina, is in very good condition with no issues. It has no fractures, breaks, bends, or repairs.
Recovered: The tongue was recovered Albemarle County, VA at an estate situated between Scottsville and Keene, VA. The wreath was recovered in neighboring Fluvanna County, VA which was part of "Sheridan's Raid" in March of 1865.
Approximate size: 48 mm loop height on both tongue and wreath; 50 mm wreath height; 82 mm overall belt plate length.
A similar example can be found in in the following Civil War Confederate belt plate reference book:
See the above page in the additional images.
Comments: This Confederate belt buckle was acquired directly from the digger, a resident of Albemarle County, VA. It 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