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    Superb Two-Piece Virginia State Seal Buckle. The buckle measures 50mm x 86mm, wreath height 59mm. This buckle type is listed as Plate 379 in Steve E. Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Alexandria: O'Donnell Publications, 1991 (Plate 418 in the expanded 1999 edition). It features a gilt cast brass plate with an applied die-stamped brass tongue disk. Each piece is numbered - the wreath "29", the plate "33". The Virginia state motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis" appears in raised letters on the buckle. This style of buckle is thought to have been marketed locally to officers of Virginia's prewar militia but was also used by the Confederacy during the Civil War. The belt comes with a letter of authenticity signed by Steve Mullinax, author and noted expert on Confederate buckles. The buckle is in fine condition.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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