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Authentic Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates From The Civil War
Non-Excavated "Snake" Belt Buckle Often C.S. Used From the Dr. Murphy Collection
Item #: L5473
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This is an attractive non-excavated Civil War era Confederate "Snake” style belt buckle. These were imported from England through the Union naval blockade and often worn by Confederate officers. They have the distinctive single headed snake in the center that joins the 2 belt loops. This pattern of snake is tougher to find than the one that is double headed. If you notice the head on this one is made more like a duck than a standard snake. Again this is a tougher to find variant. These Civil War versions have the round belt loops that have the attachment rings soldered directly onto the snake side of the belt loops. This one has a beautiful color all over with a nice dark golden tone to the brass patina. It is a brass variation of the pattern is used a plate #205 in Steve Mullinax’ Confederate Belt Buckle Book. The one measure 51mm tall and the width measures 66mm. What makes this one really stand out is that it is on the original tarred leather belt. They called this tarred leather vulcanization. It was a way to make the leather more durable and water resistant. The leather has the original brass length adjuster remaining as well as the leather slide that holds the leather together between the buckle and the adjuster. This buckle came from the museum like collection of Dr. Joseph Murphy. Dr. Murphy amassed one of the nations most advanced collections of Confederate belt buckles before he passed a few years ago. This is a great looking non-excavated snake pattern belt buckle on the original belt.

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