Authentic Civil War Excavated Relic U.S. “Puppy Paw” Belt Plate (Buckle) Recovered on the Cold Harbor battlefield in Virginia. A great dug plate For the collector who wants an authentic battlefield ground dug relic. A very nice smooth chocolate brown patina. A solid plate from a very historical battlefield. This is an older recovered U.S. belt plate. Belt buckles are 4x more rare than cartridge box plates. When we went through old collections like this there are about 3 box plates for every 1 belt plate. Puppy Paw style is the earlier type and are even more rare! The solider scratched his initials or “mark” into the back (see photos). A very historic recovery location and a very nice looking early plate. Recovered Pre-National Park and is 100% Legal and 100% authentic. All three hooks are present and it looks great, in excellent relic condition. This is one of the better early pick-up belt buckles from an old collection. US buckles this nice are very difficult to find and only come from old collections. Battlefield recovered plates with recovery history are getting very hard to find. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA provided. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Scarce! Don’t miss this one! If you want the best, this is the one!