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Belt buckle

Belt buckle
Title
Belt buckle
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Metal, chalcedony
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 1 x 3/8 in. ( 8.9 x 2.5 x 1 cm )
Description 
Vertically oriented narrow rectangular belt buckle of yellow metal with onyx cameo at the center; overall design on obverse is floral openwork in arabesque shape, cameo depicts male figure in Spartan helmet; clasp fastener on reverse is hinged at the bottom and clasps at the top, vertical hinged chape and tongue at the center.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Marion L. Dielman
Object Number 
1940.911
Gallery Label 
This belt buckle belonged to Betsy Pierce, daughter of Revolutionary soldier and New Hampshire governor Benjamin Pierce (1757-1839). Betsy and Benjamin were sister and father of President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group