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Belt buckle

Object Number: 
1943.362ab
Date: 
1855-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Two-piece brass belt buckle; circular piece with eagle perched atop anchor on front that slides into another piece with rectangular slot with wreathed border.
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was part of a uniform worn by Theodore Allen, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary L. and Ellen Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group