Two-piece, tongue and wreath buckle constructed of gilt brass with a die struck disk. Bench assembled with hand cut “IIV” on each belt loop and “2” stamped on each half. The belt loops and wreath are decorated with an oak leaf and acorn pattern, and the disk features an eagle perched on an anchor with an arc of stars. The back of the tongue portion has a period soldered strip of brass that serves to reenforce the weakest part of the plate. This pattern is listed as plate 1007 in American Military Belt Plates by O’Donnell and Campbell. An attractive Civil War navy buckle.
Comes housed in an 6 x 8 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: BEL 393