Beautiful Civil War New York Militia Cast Brass Sword Belt Plate Buckle

Non dug cast brass Civil War New York militia sword belt plate. It has crisp detail and is similar to plate 675 in O'Donnell's buckle book. It is gilted and has remnants of silver wash on the integral cast wreath. The reverse has an applied tongue and four benchmark slashes. It measures app. 50 mm's x 81 mm's in size. It is c. 1863-1865 and this style plate has been dug in period New York camps. It shows some light highpoint use wear and is just an awesome buckle. $795