Belt buckle

Belt buckle
Title
Belt buckle
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.
Object Number 
INV.8654
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