Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options

    Description

    [Mexican War]. Mexican Soldier's Belt Buckle. Brass, circa 1846. Circular buckle measures approximately 2.5" x 1.75" and features a deep relief of the Mexican coat of arms, an eagle standing on a cactus, wings spread with a snake in its mouth. Based on a French design of the same period, this particular example would have been attached on one end of a belt. At the opposite end, a second buckle (an exact mirror image) would have been attached, the two being connected with an "S" shaped, snake buckle through a small ring. The ring of this particular piece has been broken off.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,085

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Sep 21, 2013 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 March 19 Inaugural J. Doyle Dewitt Collection Americana & Political Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search