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Belt Buckle

1952.148 (RS8081)

Description

Vertically oriented rectangular gilt or gold (?) belt buckle with rounded corners, top features an engraved American bald eagle with splayed wings holding a Union banner in beak, on left side is Columbia holding a shield of stars and stripes, on right side is Justice holding a set of scales above her head, bottom features a shield of stars and stripes surrounded by six American flags and surmounted by a bear; gilt or gold (?) hinged chape and tongue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1861-1865
Location of origin
United States
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, BELT
buckles (strap accessories)
fasteners
Dimensions
2 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1952.148
GUSN
100642
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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