Yes it could be brass. Heavy for its size.Pewter or lead...i think means it could possibly be brass...at least that's what it looks like from here
a close match for sure
Well to some degree i agree... but... It is THE anchor... not just an anchor.I think it is better to do a bit more research before a overhopeful attribution.....I hope it is a rare one but these naval themed fouled anchor motifs have been popular on both military and civilian buckles and buttons.....Perhaps someone will nail it down with a for sure answer. No offence to Arcs theories though.
I will definitely hunt that field site again after the harvest.Definitely a broken buckle tongue. The green patina says "brass". Naval/military, but might be private purchase militia or cadet related, as well as government issue. Nice find, I bet the rest of it is in the same spot.....