Sand-cast brass with a die-stamped tongue disc. This Confederate buckle is solid cast and exhibits a finished appearance, which suggests pre-war by a northern firm. This is a more ornate buckle with oak leaves and decorated belt loops. Other states (Va., Md., Ky., S.C.) the US Navy, and militia units from across the country used plates of the style shown here.
“Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” by Steve E. Mullinax, Pg. 117 plate #210.