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Belt buckle

Object Number: 
INV.8654
Date: 
1855-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 2 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Two-piece buckle with rectangular slot for belt at both ends; circular frontpiece with eagle perched above anchor, encircled by stars and roped border; slides through slot in center of other circular piece with wreather border.
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was part of a waistbelt worn by U.S. Navy Commodore John Stark Lovell during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group