Premier Firearms Auction
May 12, 13 & 14, 2023
FINE CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA SWORD BELT.
87.5mm x 49mm Keepers, wreath 51.2mm. Early war patent leather sword belt w/ die struck Virginia state seal tongue & rare “star” embossed sword hanger grommets. These grommets are excavated occasionally but rare to find on original belt. There are several contractors of Virginia buckles, this is rare contractor w/ solid back wreath. An identical specimen is found in collection of Virginia Historical Society (plate 372 Mullinax). This buckle has maker’s mark inside wreath. This belt was displayed for many years on the uniform previously offered.