Confederate 2-piece belt plate recovered from the Battlefield of Fredericksburg. VA. This is an outstanding, excavated example of one of the quintessential Confederate waistbelt plates, the “Virginia Style” two-piece. It is generally believed that this pattern of belt plate was produced in Richmond during the war. The sand-cast red brass plate has crisp serifed letters CS on the face of the tongue and moderately crisp laurel leaves cast into the wreath.
The plate remains in wonderful, dug condition with an earthen brown patina with a greenish tinge. The buckle is sharp with some nice sand-casting flaws and the expected rough texture in the less finished areas.
Comes housed in 6 inch x 8 inch riker display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: CON 240 / SOLD