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Authentic Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates From The Civil War
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Spectacular Detail Original Civil War Maryland State Seal Belt Buckle
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This belt buckle has arguably the finest detail work of any buckle I have ever owned. This is the beautiful state seal belt buckle for the state of Maryland. This is the version that is illustrated on page 168 of the expanded edition of Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates by Steve Mullinax. He tells how shortly before the war some of the military units from Baltimore purchase the sword belt buckles from the firm of Emerson Gaylord in Massachusetts. He mentions how at that time there was no state funding or control of volunteer militia in the state of Maryland. Therefore many of the Maryland volunteers in the Confederate Army wore these buckles into the great rebellion. He tells of how they are made of cast brass and then impressed into the metal die to make the details stand out even more crisply. This one has detail that is just simply superb. It depicts the oval shape with the Maryland great seal in the center. The seal shows the quartered coat of arms in the center with an eagle up above. There is a farmer supporting the shield from one side and the other side is held up by a fisherman. They both stand on ribbon with the motto of the state of Maryland in Latin. It reads "Crescite et Multiplicimini" which translates to "Increase and Multiply". Around the great seal it has the stippled background. You can see that this one retains a beautiful amount of the original gold gilding on the front int he protected areas that really brings out the detail. On the reverse of the buckle it has the original keeper hook brazed in place. We are proud to offer this fine piece. This is a fantastic buckle stand out in any private collection or museum display.

Item #: B5852
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price:$4,500.00 USD
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