Friday, September 13, 2013


I didn't dig this one - a fellow relic hunter discovered it in a Bovina camp under a tree that had been downed by a storm. He had hunted for hours without digging anything worthwhile when he spied the large excavation created by the uprooted tree. Within a short time he'd located the buckle with his metal detector. One never knows, does one?

The plate is of the thin, stamped brass, rope border, western-style, and, fortunately, has retained all three belt clips. It appears as though the Confederate soldier who discarded the buckle had inserted a bent nail between and under the clips. Perhaps he had a very thin belt that he fitted between the clips and under the nail.

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